Green Economy (GE); Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)

Green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment.

 SCP - Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is about "the use of services and related products that affects the basic needs of life. SCP ensures that these services are  carried out  in a way that brings a better quality of life while optimizing the use of natural resources and the production of toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of further generations”.

 Sustainable Consumption and Production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.

 It also requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

 At Ecodym Africa we have experiences in evaluating the relevance and effectiveness of proposed actions in relation to GE and SCP principles and assessing the application of green economy and SCP standards in all sectors like agriculture, forestry, industry, fisheries, tourism, and infrastructure, among others.