Sustainable Consumption at COP 26: Implementing SDG 12

Tue, Oct 26, 2021 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Register here at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7323689039467941134


Join SSF and the Global Electronics Council to delve deeper into the role of sustainable purchasing at COP26 and how to engage in a new GEC Global Campaign to coalesce individual and country initiatives into global demand for sustainable and circular technology products & services that mitigate climate change and create jobs. Participants in the series will learn about the power of institutional sustainable purchasing and learn procurement and human resource tools and approach to transform their organizations

What hinges on COP26 success? Few countries have made good on their 2015 climate promises made in Paris. Without more ambitious targets and credible actions to back them up, the world will fail to hold the increase in the global average temperatures to well below 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Not addressing this temperature change will continue to have environmental impacts, resulting in the loss of livelihoods and long-term health issues and an increase in unnecessary deaths. Therefore, success at COP26 is imperative.
Why SDG Goal 12 is so Critical! Responsible Production and Consumption (SDG Goal 12) is a direct pathway to achieving the other SDG goals. Goal 12 is an action, and the other goals, like improved health and clean water, are outcomes. And, the efforts to reduce material consumption and manage wastes safely are within everyone’s grasp through sustainable purchasing practices. That is why SDG 12 is a critical enabler for planetary health.
Learn More on October 26th: Join SSF and the Global Electronics Council to delve deeper into the role of sustainable purchasing at COP26. Learn how the global demand for sustainable and circular technology products & services mitigate climate change, increase the health and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, provide equitable economic opportunity, and transform the technology sector. In addition, participants in the series will learn about the importance of systems thinking to transform their organizations’ impact on Earth systems and social wellbeing.
Meet the Panel – Additional panelists announced shortly.

Nancy Gillis, Moderator  Chief Executive Officer, Global Electronics CouncilGaya Herrington – Author, “Limits To Growth: The 30-Year Update.” Director, Advisory, Sustainability Services, KPMG USA. Karim Ahmed – Secretary-Treasurer, Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) Board of Directors. Adjunct Professor, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center





Karim Ahmed, Secretary-Treasurer, Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) Board of Directors. Adjunct Professor, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center


Gaya Herrington has joined the panel for the October 26th webinar about SDG Goal 12 and COP26 imperatives.


Gaya’s widely acclaimed publication “Update to Limits to Growth” is a 2021 check on the 1972 best-selling book (Limits to Growth). Using updated scenarios, she applies current models that show either we end up with an unmanaged social and environmental decline, which would be catastrophic, or a managed leveling out of our economies, shaped by a shift in social values and expectations.

Gaya’s widely acclaimed publication “Update to Limits to Growth” is a 2021 check on the 1972 best-selling book (Limits to Growth). Using updated scenarios, she applies current models that show either we end up with an unmanaged social and environmental decline, which would be catastrophic, or a managed leveling out of our economies, shaped by a shift in social values and expectations.

Learn why SDG Goal 12 is fundamental to climate progress Few countries have made good on their 2015 climate promises made in Paris. Gaya’s timely research is a dramatic lens to prepare for COP26 and emphasizes the importance of SDG Goal 12, Responsible Production and Consumption, discussed in the webinar. SDG 12 is a critical enabler for planetary health because it underpins other goals, including clean water, oceans, and public health.
Oleg Anisimov has joined the panel.
Oleg is a Professor at the State Hydrological Institute, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. He is an artic expert and has been part of several IPCC research efforts and reports. His research focuses on the impacts of climate change in high latitudes and what “systems” impact the melting permafrost has on the planet. He will add a perspective on the imperative of climate actions.

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