GRF-SPC Milestone Events
Rio de Janeiro
In Rio de Janeiro in June of 2012, the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption brought together individuals and organizations engaged in research and its applications on the transition towards sustainable production/consumption systems from various regions of the world.
The two and a half-day workshop was divided between a focus on the production of SPC research and its communication and application in practice. The workshop was by invitation only with 70 participants, researchers and practitioners from various global regions.
The GRF builds on a 20+ year research tradition in SPC by numerous researchers, institutes, and networks around the world, and on many successful attempts to apply research findings into policy, civil society, and business. The workshop was followed by a side event at the UN Rio+20 conference to share some of the key outcomes of the GRF workshop with this wider audience. The revised papers of the workshop, together with outcomes of discussions, will also be published as Proceedings. In addition, a workshop report will be produced, and a selection of the research papers will be published in a special Journal issue. Read more...
The Second Biennial GRF–SPaC conference "Global Transitions to Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems" was hosted by Fudan University in Shanghai, China (June 8-11, 2014).
The conference was a successful forum in which participants presented and discussed new research outcomes from the Asia-Pacific region as well as from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and North America. This event provided a unique opportunity for Chinese and Asian SPaC researchers and practitioners to join together with the others in the global community.
The conference took stock of new issue framings and explored emerging research questions. The scope covered local and global issues and interconnections across scales, connecting regions and researchers.
Conference presentations and videos are now available for download. Read more...
GRF-SPaC regional workshop "Strategies for Sustainable Production and Consumption Research in Latin America" was held in Arequipa, Peru, in the run-up to the World Resources Forum (October 19-22, 2014).
The purpose of this one-day workshop was to discuss, and take stock of, existing research on SPaC (Sustainable Production and Consumption) in Latin America; review new directions, challenges and opportunities for SPaC research development in the region. The key outcome of the workshop was the launch of a new regional initiative - a network of SPaC researchers and practitioners in Latin America (similar to SCORAI in North America). See more information here.
The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the global science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use. WRF promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, SMEs, NGOs and the public. Flagship activity is the annual WRF Conference.