Assisted by GIZ and the United Nations (UN), Advance SCP (2015-2018) is a PhP 153.9-million project that aims to reduce GHG emission through: promoting SCP policy framework supportive of low carbon economies; identification and development of related SCP NAMAs; providing incentives for producing more green goods; moving towards low-carbon economy through procurement policy; and moving towards low-carbon economy through specific standards.
This project is geared towards increasing awareness, institutional support, and technical capacities to develop and strengthen sustainability information policies and tools in support of sustainable and low-carbon consumption and production patterns.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 2016:
- Facilitated signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GIZ Thailand on regional ASCP with DTI
- Coordinated the following meetings:
- Orientation on Advance SCP project and procedures between GIZ-Thailand and DTI with Department of Budget and Management – Procurement Service (DBM-PS), Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), and Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (PCEPSDI)
- First meeting of the Philippine Project Implementation Units (PIU) where components of the project were discussed
- Technical Committee Meeting for Output III conducted at Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) which identified the basis of prioritization, product groups, and proposed activities. Product groups identified are: paper-based products; plastic based products including resins; and, electricity-based products primarily IT equipment
- Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Meeting in which Philippine proposed activities were discussed with GIZ-Thailand representative Mr. Thomas Lehmann. Among the activities discussed were: Philippine hosting of the Project Advisory Board in April 2017; Finalization of the Terms of Reference for the development of eco-label of the 5 prioritized products for Philippines; Philippine delegation for the workshop on development of green technical specifications to be held in Kuala Lumpur; and the Philippine hosting of the regional Trainors’ Training in mid-2017.
- Provided and consolidated comments on the draft Terms of Reference for the development of Type 1 Eco Labelling of the following Commonly Supplied Equipment (CSE) and non CSE products: Record Books, Toilet Papers, Refrigerators and Freezers, Heavy Duty Plastic Furniture, and Computer Monitors
- Participated in the following activities/fora:
- Second Project Advisory Board meeting held in Chiang Rai Thailand. In the meeting, DTI assisted the head of delegation, Dir. Dennis Santiago of GPPB in presenting Philippine Project Implementation Unit’s accomplishment report and activities slated for 2016 and 2017. The meeting also updated the other participating countries (Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) on their side of the project. The Philippines’ list of priority products (Plastic monobloc furniture, Record books, LED Monitor, Tissue/toilet papers and Refrigerators and Freezers) were finalized and approved. Philippines was also requested to host workshops, trainings, and PAB meeting for 2017.
- Southeast Asia Conference on Eco-Labelling and Green Public Procurement. Participated in the following workshops:
- Successful Approach in Promoting GPP and Eco Labelling Support
- Innovation concept, strategies, instruments, policies and incentives to mainstream eco-friendly products in the market
- Provided comments on the handbook on Extended Southeast Asia Conference on SCP
For more information: Responsible Consumption and Production – Why It Matters