Civil Society

Pollution contributes to the death of millions of people every year. The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. On this occasion, UN Environment invites civil society organizations to make voluntary commitments and send a powerful message to leaders gathered at the Assembly on the urgent need to act on pollution.   Join the #BeatPollution movement.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Organisation:

ABRELPE - Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies

Commitment title:

Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Towards Mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Description:

ABRELPE has been committed to the technical-performative development of the solid waste sector in Brazil for 40 years and its main objective is to improve municipal management with mitigation of methane and carbon black emissions. As an implementer of CCAC and its Waste Initiative, ABRELPE develops technical assistance projects in Brazilian cities such as the megacity of São Paulo and Curitiba, and seeks to highlight these cases among other cities to scale up best practices in organic waste treatment. But, it intends to go further: by 2020, insert reduction targets for the waste sector in national NDCs; until 2025 to support the Brazilian government for public policies that stimulate clean treatment technologies for municipal solid waste systems such as composting and anaerobic digestion; and to see in 2030 a leading country in the region in reducing methane emissions from the waste sector.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Action sur l'Environnement et le Développement (AED)

Commitment title:

Soutenir les efforts mondiaux pour éliminer la peinture au plomb

Description:

Pour éliminer les peintures au plomb et les risques causés par de telles peintures pour spécifiquement les populations vulnérables comme les enfants et les femmes enceintes, nous nous engageons à appuyer l'objectif mondial pour l'élimination de la peinture au plomb d'ici 2020. Nous allons participer aux efforts de développement des lois et règlements à ce sujet et collaborerons avec les parties prenantes clés, tels que le gouvernement, l'industrie et le secteur de la santé pour son leur instauration.

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

African Alliance for Health Research Economic Development

Commitment title:

AAHRED is to make sure  we walk the talk.

Description:

Aahred  is non governmental organization  based in  rural area our core mandate is to make sure the world become free from pollution. We will make sure we train our community and youth women how protect environment.

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

November 2017

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Angels in the Field

Commitment title:

We aspire a society where the marginalized strives to with dignity and self esteem in a friendly ecosystem and equally participate in the process the democratic decision making. The tribe as Chencus agents works for the conservation of biodiversity along with other marginalized

Description:

Conversation and preservation of biodiversity.

Organizing the tribes and make them accessibility the resource particularly land.

Organizing all the marginalized and federate them to form a pressure group.

Identifying the tradition medicinal knowledge of tribe and dissimilate the knowledge and fighting for patent rights.

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Commitment title:

Reawakening the ecological consciousness of the community

Description:

AYCMQ has two strategic areas:   i)  Policy and consultancy  a. Policy reports and white papers  b.   Sustainability and CSR initiatives  ii)  Awareness and advocacy

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2018

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Association Aide aux Femmes et Enfants

Commitment title:

Nous aider à proteger l'environnement et de lutter contre la pollution.

Description:

Nos objectifs:  a) Garantir l'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement pour tous: Intégrer les principes du développement durable dans nos communautés par la divulgation de l'information; Augmenter le nombre des gens ayant accès à l'eau potable et aux services d'assainissement de base; Améliorer les conditions de vie des populations vivant dans nos communautés qui font face à la misère et la pauvreté; b) Lutte contre les pollutions: lutter contre la pollution des eaux des cours d'eau, lacs, plans d'eau et de la mer, ainsi que des eaux souterraines, en particulier celles destinées à l'alimentation humaine, contrôler la construction d'ouvrages faisant obstacle à l'écoulement des eaux et de prévenir les inondations, protéger les milieux aquatiques et les zones humides, concilier les différents usages de l'eau, y compris les usages économiques.   Notre approche: travailler directement avec les communautés, les impliquer dans notre démarche afin de les rendre responsables et Co gestionnaires du projet.  Résultats Une réponse optimisée, une réduction et une meilleure gestion de la pollution d'hydrocarbures; Une meilleure protection de l'environnement des systèmes hydrauliques dans nos communautés. Une première étape vers une gestion de nos communautés en matière de la protection de l'environnement et de lutte contre la pollution.  

Start date:

March 2018

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Association de l'Education Environnementale pour les Futures Générations

Commitment title:

Education des élèves sur la protection de l'environnement en collaboration avec mes cours d'ensseignement

Description:

On  travaille sur l'Objectif 4 de l'Agenda 2030 pour atteindre les 16 autres objectifs en utilisant laplateforme de l'éducation. L'approche est de mettre les enseignements de base au service du développement durable. Les résultats à atteindre est de nationaliser le projet sur toute la Tunisie afin de mettre les 2 millions d'élèves responsable de leur environnement et par suite chacun est un vecteur potentiel pour sa famille. Notre projet dure depuis des années et nous avons l'expertise acquise dans ce domaine et nous nous engageons a aller vers l'avant

Start date:

September 2016

End date:

June 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Association of Social Entrepreneurs in Vihiga (ASEVI)

Commitment title:

Reduce the carbon footprint of the about 100 staff and volunteers at ASEVI and stop all manner of pollution

Description:

We seek to address all environmental issues in western Kenya. These include deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage and degraded water quality, flooding, poaching, and domestic and industrial pollution. According to a United Nations report of 2016 titled "Actions on Air Quality", at least 14,300 Kenyans die every year from health conditions which can be traced back to indoor air pollution with pneumonia cited as one of the biggest killers associated with air pollution. The air pollution in Kenya increases childhood risk of pneumonia as well as their lifelong risk of chronic respiratory diseases, heart disease, stroke and cancer.  Most households without access to safe water and sanitation, or that are polluted with smoke from unclean fuels such as fire wood, charcoal or dung for cooking and heating have higher risk of diarrhoea and pneumonia among children.  Alongside reducing pollution of all types, we intend to promote air quality monitoring in western Kenya. Air quality monitoring is practically non-existent, although a few cases of monitoring have happened after complaints from the public, only to be abandoned later on.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2022

Thematic Area:

Air pollution; Freshwater pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Association pour la Protection de l'Environnement et le Développement Durable de Bizerte (APEDDUB)

Commitment title:

Non Financier (Sensibilisation, Plaidoyer, Renforcement des Capacités)

Description:

Protéger la santé humaine et surtout des enfants et des femmes - Protéger l'environnement (air, eau, sol) - Assurer la sécurité alimentaire en quantité, qualité et hygiène - Assurer la sécurité  de l'eau en quantité, qualité et hygiène - Assurer l'équité et la justice sociale et climatique - Assurer l'égalité entre les sexes - Garantir la mise en œuvre le l'Accord de Paris et des NDCs

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Berur Foundation

Commitment title:

Am a Director of SportsCulture. My duties is to train young youth and women and men on how to keep their environment clean.Also to organise for forums and conference to interact with others and learn more about the environment

Description:

The main objective is to train and organise forums to train elders, youth women and sports men and women and keep our environment clean. I will approach Chiefs, Church elders, Mosques, DCs, MCAs, MP etc., The outcomes to be achieved by 2020 to 2030 is to see that youth from my local area are well trained about the sports and its environment. Plant more trees to conserve soil erosion.

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Borders Community Peacenet Africa

Commitment title:

Anti cattle rustling

Description:

Attending meeting to approach with leaders Chief, MCAs Council of elders. I will request them to give us the problems that is facing the community and after form a committee from the worrying communities. By 2020 - 2030 my achievement is to build schools within the borders of the communities within region. To put ranches,water, dam, boreholes, cattle dip, etc

Start date:

March 2018

End date:

March 2030

Thematic Area:

Freshwater pollution; Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Boumediene Mehdi

Commitment title:

Sensibilité les citoyens

Description:

D'ici 2020 on estime qu'on peut arriver à sensibiliser 30% du public marocains et 50% des écolier dans les établissement scolaire, pour l'objectif quand estime l'attendre pour 2025 c'est 80% des écolier et 50% du public et pour l'objectif pour 2030 on estime d'arriver à 100% des écolier qui ont développer un conscience environnement, pour le public marocain on estime arriver à 60% des citoyens qui respecte l'environnement  

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Bureau of Maritime Protection - Ghana

Commitment title:

Joining the fight against maritime pollution to create a safe and healthy maritime environment for maritime business

Description:

Folks beware, Marine/maritime pollution starts from our municipalities, towns and homes. 

1. VISION To advocacy for the safety of marine/maritime activities (pollution)

2. MISSION To significantly enhance maritime safety and the quality of the marine environment by addressing human element issues to improve performance; 

3:  OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANISATION.  1. To improve the knowledge of our target beneficiaries with the benefits of positive maritime practice 2.        To establish the nation's first Clean Ocean Zone to start a nation chain reaction for all coast. 3.      To reduce plastics and litter that pollute waterways, spoil beautiful beaches, and harm or kill marine life including turtles, whales, seals, birds and fish. 6. To collaborate with the relevant institutions to improve and promote maritime security. 7.To increase general awareness among all categories of people on marine pollution and other maritime crimes and their related problems. 8.To mobilize and volunteer at a beach clean-up exercises. 9. Volunteerism 10. To increase collaboration plans with other organizations, bodies or individuals whether national or international but having advocacy strategies for the similar cause as laid herein. 11.To contribute to achieve the UN sustainable Development Goals, especially,goal 9,13,14,15 and 17 which falls within our course. 12. To collaborate with ship-owners and seafarers in the struggle to fight maritime pollution 13.To increase the awareness about the causes and sources of maritime crimes  Collaborating and working hard to ensure complete elimination and prevention of marine/maritime pollution by 2030

Start date:

Current

End date:

January 2030

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

Organisation:

Carbone Guinée

   

   

Commitment title:

Soutenir les efforts mondiaux pour éliminer la peinture au plomb

Description:

Pour éliminer les peintures au plomb et les risques que présentent ces peintures, en particulier pour les populations vulnérables comme les enfants et les femmes enceintes, nous nous engageons à soutenir l'objectif mondial d'éliminer la peinture au plomb d'ici 2020. Nous participerons aux efforts lois et règlements et collaborera avec des intervenants clés tels que le gouvernement, l'industrie et le secteur de la santé pour y arriver.

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

October 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

Organisation:

Centre for Sustainable Development (CfSD) (Kenya)

   

   

Commitment title:

Greening Kenya's slums to contain the effects of climate change and save lives of children under 5 and the elderly above 50 years of age who are at risk of dying in huge numbers very soon

Description:

CfSD intends to reverse degraded environmental conditions to save thousands of children under five (5) years and adults above 50 years lives at risk of dying from preventable climate change in slums of Kibera, Kawangware, Mathare and Mukuru among others. An in-depth study done on global warming by Kenya Meteorological Departments in collaboration with lead sponsor John Hopkins University, a US-Based research Institution in the survey, revealed steadily increasing temperatures between 20 - 35 degrees Celsius due to congested housing, lack of vegetation among other factors. The projected interventions include: creating awareness of the problem and managing heat stress challenges associated with it; training slum communities on valuing and making tree nurseries; planting trees seedlings within residential areas; engaging communities on environment education and cleaning and health advocacy; mentoring women and youth on green SMEs agro-based livelihood projects; environmental public health tracking data; policy dialogues with policy-makers, county government and institutional collaborations; Heat management guiding tools e.g magazine, posters, flyers to alert parents, youth and elderly; Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.  Outcomes: population will be more informed, educated on health and environment issues; clean environment culture adopted; green canopy on the slum will moderate the climate and reduce increasing temperatures; over 10,000 children under 5 years old and 5000 elderly lives will be saved from danger; Governments will be more accountable; With added oxygen and reduction of carbon-dioxide, population enjoy better health, earn more income and live long and be more productive to build the country and the world at large.

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2019

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Centre for "Promotion of sustainable development

(Центр “Содействие устойчивому развитию”)

Commitment title:

Implementation of reporting on POPs

Description:

Annual mandatory inventory of unintentionally generated persistent organic pollutants by industrial enterprises in accordance with UNEP's methodological guidance for assessing, controlling and reducing emissions

 

Start date:

October 2016

End date:

 

Thematic Area:

 

   

   

Organisation:

CEPTA - Centre for Sustainable Alternatives

Commitment title:

Air pollution & waste prevention

Description:

Sustainable transportation - preference to public transportation, walking and bicycles; cars usage only with ecodriving; Composting the bio-waste, prevention of one-way packaging where possible, food from local, seasonal and low-chemicals production and waste separation for rest; 

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Air pollution; Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Colnodo

Commitment title:

Eliminar el plomo de las pinturas en Colombia

Description:

Querer hacer lo correcto   • Muchos fabricantes de pintura no son conscientes del peligro del plomo en la pintura, especialmente para los niños pequeños • Una vez informados del problema, los fabricantes en muchos países han optado por retirar voluntariamente el plomo de su producción • Muchos de estos fabricantes también se han convertido en campeones de la eliminación de pintura con plomo en sus propios países, proporcionando apoyo práctico a otras empresas

Start date:

October 2016

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Consumers' Association of Penang

Commitment title:

Support Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint

Description:

To eliminate lead paints and the risks posed by such paints, we commit to support the global goal of eliminating lead paint by 2020.  We will urge consumers to take steps to reduce lead paint exposure, collaborate with key stakeholders in efforts to eliminate lead in paint and urge the Malaysian government to formulate and stringently enforce regulations on lead.  

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Costa Rica Limpia

Commitment title:

Make consumers aware of the benefits of zero emissions, electric transportation (public and private)

Description:

Objetive:  Build a citizen and consumer movement supportive of a 100% renewable energy Costa Rica with a strong focus on a shift to electric mobility power by clean electricity that helps us meet the climate targets and break free from our oil dependence.  Approach: We educate, inspire and empower citizen through campaign, festivals and teach-ins.  We also partner with the government, companies, research centers, the media, influencers, scientists and other NGOs. We run an annual citizen festival to create awareness of electric mobility benefits and technologies. Outcomes:  By 2018: Support the approval of a law with incentives zero emissions, electric transportation in Costa Rica.  Get the government and companies to sign a "Electric Mobility Pact" with self-design electric mobility pledges (electric vehicles, bus, charging points).      By 2021: This is the year of 200 years of independence so we want to help shape a national dialogue around banning gasoline and diesel cars. Bring the notion of breaking free from fossil fuels as a national topic. In particular, we want to collaborate with champions in governments, municipalities and the private sector.   By 2025:  Encourage a national assessment of the state of our Paris targets. Are we on track? 

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

CREPD

Commitment title:

Oeuvrer pour une utilisation sure des produits chimiques

Description:

1. Éliminer les peinture au plomb au Cameroun 2. Ouvrer pour l'élimination de toute autre sources d'exposition au plomb au Cameroun (Recyclage hors norme des batteries acides au plomb) 3. Contribuer à l'élimination des sources d'exposition des populations et des écosystèmes au mercure  4. Contribution à l'élimination des POPs au Cameroun 5. Contribution à la prévention de la pollution des plans d'eaux par les déchets plastiques 6. Utilisation raisonnée des pesticides et gestion des emballages de pesticides vides

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Eco-Accord

Commitment title:

Supporting Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint in EECCA

Description:

To eliminate lead paints and the risks posed by such paints, especially to vulnerable populations

such as children and pregnant women, we commit to support the global goal of eliminating lead paint by 2020. We

will participate in the efforts to develop and strengthen lead paint laws and regulations in EECCA, including countries of Eurasian Economic Union and will collaborate with key stakeholders such as government, industry and the health sector to make this happen

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Eco Proyectos Freyre

Commitment title:

Un grupo de ciudadanos comprometidos con el Medio Ambiente de nuestro lugar de residencia y del planeta en el corto, mediano y largo plazo

Description:

A través de una dinámica abierta asesoramos, orientamos, difundimos y colaboramos con proyectos amigables con el medio ambiente. Nuestro esquema de las 4R tiene base en la re-educación ya que la manera en la hemos aprendido a producir, consumir y desechar nuestros residuos provoca un impacto altamente negativo en el ecosistema provocando daños irreversibles.

Comprometidos como grupo a capacitarnos, asitiendo a cursos e investigando para ser capaces de trasmitir información necesaria a nuestra comunidad para instalar en la sociedad la conciencia ambiental, que nos dirija a un cambio de hábitos más amigables con el medio ambiente, como así también los últimos avances y noticias ambientales.

  Somos conscientes de que esta situación requiere acción y predisposición a largo plazo para generar profundos cambios por eso es que unificamos nuestra energía, conocimientos y fuerzas en grupo para llegar a resultados más eficaces y efectivos. Trabajamos en red con las instituciones locales e instituciones educativas basándonos en nuestro calendario ambiental, creando conciencia ambiental y campañas para recolección de materiales reciclables, y residuos peligrosos con destino final seguro etc

Start date:

December 2016

End date:

December 2026

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organization :

EcoWaste Coalition

Commitment title:

Supporting Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint

Description:

To eliminate lead paints and the risks posed by such paints, especially to vulnerable populations such as children and pregnant women, we commit to support the global goal of eliminating lead paint by 2020. We will participate in the efforts to develop lead paint laws or regulations and will collaborate with key stakeholders such as government, industry and the health sector to make this happen. The EcoWaste Coalition will continue its efforts 1) to raise awareness about hazards of lead in paint, dust and soil and consumer products, 2) monitor industry compliance to the country's regulation phasing out lead-containing paints for architectural, household and decorative applications (2013-2016), and lead-containing paints for industrial applications (2013-2019), and 3) promote independent, third-party Lead Safe Paint Certification and the procurement and use of Lead Safe Paints to protect public health and the environment.

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organization :

Eldoret Initiative on Conflict Resolution - Eldicore

Commitment title:

To do education band awareness to government and communities in five counties of rift valley in Kenya on pollution actions and pollution free county.

Description:

To reduce pollution to minimal, to educate masses on pollution in counties, Advocacy in counties on policies and verifiable outcomes by 2022

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2022

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Emirates Environmental Group

Commitment title:

Waste management

Description:

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) aims to maximise its waste management commitments in order to contribute to the local action of the UAE to achieve the sustainable development goals. The organisation focuses on collecting seven recycling materials, which include paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic, mobile phones, toners and batteries. Throughout the year, EEG rolls out various effective campaigns to engage the local community in the collection of these waste materials. EEG's members consist of corporate entities, academic entities and families, who actively participate in these campaigns and deposit large quantities of the waste materials. EEG spreads awareness about the its waste management campaigns and initiatives through various fliers and presentations and through the use of its social media platforms. Throughout the year, the organisation conducts numerous workshops, meetings and panel discussions during which it encourages the individuals to participate and contribute in the waste management commitment. EEG hopes that the outcomes to be achieved will include the reduction in the accumulation of waste in the country, as well as in CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the waste management commitments have a positive impact on landfills as the collection of such materials as paper, saves the number of trees from being cut down. The organisation aims to contribute to the achievement of the UAE Vision 2021 by increasing the percentage of recycled waste and to the global Sustainable Development Goals.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organization :

Emirates Environmental Group

Commitment title:

Can Collection Drive 2017

Description:

As part of its Can Collection Campaign, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) will hold its annual Can Collection Drive on the 28th of October 2017. The aim of the Drive is to collect a target of 8,000 kgs of aluminium cans for recycling from the 7 Emirates. The meaningful day allows for the reduction of waste in the landfills and fosters responsibility in the local community members, corporate entities and government bodies.

On the day of the event, 5 pick up sites will be set up around the country, where individuals and entities will be able to submit their collected aluminium cans. The submissions will be weighted and recorded and then sent to the recycling factories.

EEG's commitment considers the importance of the #BeatPollution movement and hence incorporated this hashtag into a uniquely designed Can Collection Drive flyer, which has been shared on EEG's social media platforms and its monthly newsletter.

Furthermore, EEG's corporate, student and academic members were encouraged to register their aluminium cans deposits as individual commitments on the UNEP website.

The Drive will boost the amount of aluminium cans that are sent to recycling facilities in the country, contributing to the reduction of waste in the landfills, a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and energy savings. The United Arab Emirates are on a strong path towards becoming the global sustainability hub and EEG's commitment contributes to the achievement of these goals, including the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the UAE Vision 2021.

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

October 2017

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Entrul de Consultanta Ecologica, Galati Romania Eco Counselling Centre Galati, Romania

Commitment title:

To help the Planet get freed from pollution and people aware of the need to commit themselves to achieving it.

Description:

Objectives: to raise public awareness on the need to rethink our lifestyles in order to get better protection for the environment and secure better healthcare. Approach: environmental-targeted programmes, projects and actions By 2025: in Romania: 60% recycling of wastes; by 2030, 80% (the governmental figures are much lower).

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Environmental Pulse Institute

Commitment title:

Reduce pollution and protect natural resources

Description:

We will spread the message through research and reports to decision makers and public. We commit to maximize use of public transport and reduce our carbon footprint.

Start date:

September 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organization

European Environmental Bureau

Commitment title:

Beat pollution coming from waste

Description:

Many sources of pollution are related to waste. Not only in a narrow understanding of it: waste management, but more in general - waste of resources. Wrong management of production processes, wasteful and inefficient supply chains, delivery models and consumption patterns all contribute to environmental pollution.

The EEB is addressing those problems with its work on promoting and improving the concept of Circular Economy, which covers the whole cycle of the product, substance or business model.

We are advocating at the EU level on ambitious product policies and waste legislation as we find them very closely interlinked.

Circular economy also brings a different narrative which is inclusive for the local communities that can manage their resources themselves keeping in mind Zero Waste principles, waste prevention, reuse and recycling in the same time limiting or eliminating landfilling or incineration. This narrative is also involving businesses who need to change their paradigm of production, sometimes involving changing the business model from scratch, but in the same time securing their business flow in a long term and resist to the rising price of primary raw resources. The extraction of primary resources is a major cause of pollution, so reducing its use via better design of products for their longevity, durability and repairability and recyclability = via the real circular economy that with serve most of all the environment and the society, but also those businesses that with respect it. All others shall be phased-out just as their harmful activities creating pollution.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

E-Waste Initiative Kenya

Commitment title:

Improving E-waste management in Kenya

Description:

OBJECTIVES

1. Develop appropriate activities related to different e-waste collection

2. Improve current e-waste management practices in the informal sector by gradually formalizing their activities

3. Reduce environmental impact compared with current methods used by informal sector through training.

4. Increase e-waste recycling levels through community participation and awareness

5. Develop cost effective methods of recycling and refurbishment e-waste for the informal sector

6. Create sustainability of e-waste management methods through innovative I.C.T solutions and bridging the digital divide.

APPROACH

Our organization will make use of our existing informal networks across the country to achieve our objectives and outcomes by,

1. Formation of an e-waste association for the informal sector , This will be used for easy outreach during trainings

and setting up of collection centers through the use of shared infrastructures. It will also facilitate easy collection

coordination and setting of e-waste collection standards countrywide.

2. Get into partnerships with village technical training centers and public private partnerships.

3. Attending of international and local exchange programs /conferences /trainings and online forums.

4. We shall conduct training to the informal sector and create awareness to the local communities.

5. Partner with international donor organizations for technical training and financial assistance.

OUTCOMES TO BE ACHIEVED BY 2025

1. Reduce cost of e-waste management activities by 25-35%.

2. Reduce greenhouse emissions by over 20%.

3. Improve e-waste collection methods

4. Sustainable and innovative e-waste management practices.

5. Improved social economic through greens jobs for the youth/women/disabled and retirees

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement

Commitment title:

Introduction de la moto électrique à Marrakech (Maroc)

Description:

L'objectif de ce projet est de sensibiliser et de promouvoir la transition du moteur à combustible fossile à la moto électrique sur le marché marocain en initiant une réflexion sur l'introduction de la moto électrique au Maroc comme phase pilote, en fédérant et en mobilisant les acteurs concernés et en sensibilisant sur ses impacts.

L'introduction de la motocyclette électrique fait partie des mesures d'atténuation de la pollution de l'air, puisque la plupart des motocyclettes utilisent des moteurs à combustion émettant des polluants à émissions élevées aggravés par le manque d'entretien. Le problème des motocyclettes est connu à Marrakech et représente l'une des principales sources de pollution.

En conséquence, une étude de faisabilité du projet sera lancée fin 2017, suivie de l'introduction du prototype au niveau de la ville de Marrakech, en vue de sa généralisation d'ici 2020 à Marrakech-Safi Région.

Une fois l'étude terminée en 2018, la Fondation:

- Facilitera le dialogue entre les décideurs politiques et les partenaires concernés

- Assurera la coordination avec le PNUE pour renforcer les capacités des partenaires concernés et partager les meilleures pratiques

- Fin 2018: Commencera à étudier différentes propositions de modèles économiques pour la mise en œuvre du projet

- 2019-2020: Etudiera l'expérience pour améliorer le déploiement de ce nouveau mode de transport et le comportement des utilisateurs d'e-motocycles

- 2021-2022: Duplication du projet pour la région de Marrakech Safi

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

October 2021

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Commitment title:

The Green Blue Quest

Description:

THE QUEST  Unite the Peoples by and for the Oceans

THE OBJECTIVES  (1) Raise awareness on Mediterranean preservation, (2) Federate 31 Mediterranean costal cities, (3) Involve local communities and (4) Encourage the creation of new Protected Marine Areas

THE EXPEDITION  To accomplish our objectives and achieve our Quest, we will sail along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coast in an electric jetski (world premiere)  1 trekker, 10 Seas and 1 Ocean, 9,000 Nautical Miles, 300 hours of Navigation, 31 stops in 25 countries, 100 Marine Protected Areas

THE ACTIONS

PUBLIC RELATIONS / 20 awareness conferences / PR and sponsors happenings in the 31 stopovers / Educational events and art exhibitions in the 31 stops.

PRESS / Nationals and International press campaign / 35 press conferences / Daily highlights (text, photo and video) / 14,000,000 people reached.

SOCIAL MEDIA / Aggressive social media campaign / 1 dedicated Community manager / Live posts including photos and videos / 3,5000,000 followers or likers.

STOPOVERS / Stopover cities will receive the label of "City that Cares for the Sea" / The cities will receive and agree on "The Green Blue Charter" / Sand will be collected from each stopover city and an art piece will be created by an international well-known artist.

THE FUTURE Future editions will be realized by developing the concept of electric jetski and with each year more runners with strong media repercussions (businessmen, social influencers, sportsmen, actors, etc.).

Start date

July 2018

End date

August 2018

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Fundación para el Desarrollo Colaborativo

Commitment Title:

Proyecto Colmena

Description

Proyecto Colmena es una alternativa de participación ciudadana para recuperar y procesar los residuos urbanos de forma distribuida en los barrios de las ciudades retribuyendo al ciudadano por su participación con criptomoneda JellyCoin de un modelo económico respaldado por el material recuperado.

A través de una plataforma digital que permita registrar residuos y cuantifica el impacto ambiental, económico, brinde información georeferenciada sobre recuperadores, recolectores y acopiadores y un modelo de reciclaje que denominamos Modelo Colmena basado en la Economía Colaborativa y un desarrollo industrial optimizado promoviendo la Economía Circular y generando nuevos productos con valor agregado como pellet o hilos plásticos de impresora 3D, techos para vivienda con el polialuminio de Tetrabricks o celdas inteligentes de vapo-transpiracion para regulación térmica de espacios habitables.

Solo en Posadas se desperdician aprox 9 TN diarias solamente de residuos plásticos que una vez bien tratado y reciclado puede volver a la economía y significar solo en un año casi 10 millones de pesos y no sólo reduciendo el impacto ambiental que son aprox 128 Tn de CO2 sino también como una solución a la mejoría de condiciones sociales.

Vemos que hay familias que no tienen un techo digno, y los tetrabricks los tenemos en nuestras casas para procesarlos! En Campo Viera, entre hogares, comercios e instituciones, mensualmente se pueden recuperar aprox. 300 M2 de techo a partir del polialuminio, lo que representa 8 casas techadas y se salvan 35 árboles que seguirán en pie al recuperar la pulpa de papel.

Start date

November 2017

End date

January 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

Commitment title:

To develop and implement solutions to pollution-related health challenges

Description:

This process develops a methodology to enable countries to prioritize pollution within their own development policies, determine the most cost effective investments based on health metrics, and begin to prioritize focused interventions.

GAHP proposes to assist governments to embark on a high-level Health and Pollution Planning process, and participate in the development of a country-driven template or model for other countries to later replicate.

The process aims to assist governments to:

1. Better measure and understand the scope of toxic pollution (including indoor and urban air, water & sanitation and soil contamination), the associated burden of disease and the possible economic impacts to a country.

2. Prioritize areas for intervention.

3. Develop an intervention plan for the pollution issue/s of most pressing concern.

The HPAP process is driven by national agencies, with facilitation and support by GAHP members. The HPAP differs from other planning process because it is intentionally structured to bring together different agencies and parties who usually do not work closely together. It is intended to promote collaboration, and have well-defined and practical outcomes, including commitments by all the participants, including international partners and donors, to undertake specific short- and medium-term actions for improved environmental health.

Depending on the national context, the scope of the HPAP may include indoor and outdoor air pollution, unsafe water and inadequate sanitation, chemical contamination of soil, and occupational exposures to pollutants. The HPAP process is flexible and tailored to the needs of each country. See http://www.gahp.net/planning-health-pollution-action-plans/ for details.

Start date:

November 2016

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organization :

Global Covenant Faith (GCF) Foundation

Commitment title:

Global Environment Preservation & Protection Advocacy

Description:

Global environment preservation & protection advocacy, campaign & capacity building coordination activities for sustainable developments, for biodiversity, for food security, for health, for humanitarian advocacy & for the quality of life for 2020, 2025 and 2030.

Start date

August 2016

End date

December 2030

Thematic Areas:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Greening the Caribbean

Commitment title:

Greening the Caribbean

Description:

By 2020 - Greening the Caribbean would have diverted at least 1500 Metric Tonnes or 150,000 kilograms of waste from Saint Lucia's landfill for recycling and re-use by expanding its existing recycling programs within the private sector.

By 2025 - Greening the Caribbean would have expanded its waste management/resource

recovery/recycling/pollution prevention/cleans seas actions onto two other small island developing states; And GtC

would have implemented a measurable litter prevention solution in St. Lucia.

By 2030, Greening the Caribbean would have contributed and quantified its contribution to SDG goals 6,9, 11, 12, 13,14, 15,17; as well as fulfilled its pledge to #BeatPollution and #CleanSeas

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Green Way Society

Commitment title:

No To Pollution Campaign

Description:

During the last years, with development and access to global technologies, and due to increase in the number of residence in Kabul city, air pollution became a deadly challenge for the habitants of Kabul. Air pollution claims around 47000 people per year in Afghanistan. Government is struggling to address this big challenge which can claim lives.

The Green Way Society believes that environmental challenges require more contribution from citizens than the government. Therefore, the Society as a non-profit and non-political organization, is planning to run a national campaign to eliminate/reduce air pollution, under the name of "No To Pollution" and message of " Pollution: a silent killer"

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

March 2018

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation::

Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc

Commitment title:

Earthquake in Haiti creates cholera epidemic disease and potential economic disaster: why is it not curable?

Description:

HCRFF has been involved with the program WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in Haiti. WASH has been found to be most effective in terms of risk reduction before the onset of a disaster. WASH is comprehensive in its scope, and includes water supply, disposal of excrement, safe hygiene practice, vector control, solid waste management, and finally drainage of waste water and storm water.

•      To enrol local volunteer to provide water supply

•     Collaborate with ministry of health to monitor hygiene practice

•     Collaborate with ministry of environment for solid waste management.

•    Collaborate with population by zone to educate vector control

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Freshwater pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Commitment title:

Highlighting the health impacts of pollution to end fossil fuel subsidies

Description:

Fossil fuels drive climate change but they also cause serious health damage by significantly contributing to various sources of pollution. It is estimated that at least 9 million people die prematurely from pollution-related diseases. The disturbing facts about how subsidies for coal, oil, gas harm people's health are largely absent from the public debate and awareness in the medical community is low. We commit to build a broad health alliance in countries worldwide to amplify momentum and accelerate the phase out of fossil fuels subsidies, especially for coal power generation and diesel passenger cars, therewith improving air quality in cities and promoting climate action.

We commit to quantifying the health impacts and costs resulting from fossil fuel use; to engage health experts network in advocacy activities around international processes, at EU level and in target countries.

We commit to building capacity among environmental and other groups on how to use health arguments when advocating for an end to fossil fuels and to achieve high visibility for the health arguments by working with key national, medical, and EU policy media as well as social media.

Fossil fuel subsidies must end by 2020 in developed countries and 2025 in developing nations, making room for renewable, healthy energies and ultimately improving health now and in the future through climate action. We must stop funding ill-health, premature deaths and additional health costs, we must end fossil fuel subsidies.

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Health and Water Foundation

Commitment title:

My commitment as a Director is t make sure all other leaders in my department are doing their duties properly and to make sure people from my community have good health and clean water in their environment.

Description:

My main objective is to see our community have enough water, good health and the environment is clean. I will approach the leaders, church leaders, chief, the MCAs, Senator etc. by doing this i will be sure my vision for 2030,2025 and 2030 my community will not suffer from short of water or lack medicine at any given time.

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

January 2030

Thematic Area:

Freshwater pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Himalayas'Global Shikcha evam Swasthya Sansthan

Commitment title:

We would like to be part of UNEP's Activities as a campaigner/orator across the globe

Description:

Hello, We,together can make this world better by  taking the appropriate steps,such as-appeal for plantation,appeal for reduce the electrical consumption,appeal for water management,appeal for soil and hill protection,appeal for sea protection,appeal for the protection of sea animal,forest animals and birds,Appeal for living with nature,appeal for agriculture and  appeal to industrialists to follow the guidelines.

Start date:

February 2018

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management Africa

Commitment title:

Tourism and Hospitality Management in Africa

Description:

1. lead initiatives that are driven towards establishment of new knowledge and solutions to problems within the tourism and hospitality trade in Africa;

2. Provides opportunities for training and management Development for the general and management staff in the tourist and hospitality industry in Africa.

3. Execute advocacy programs that shall address the major issues affecting tourism and hospitality business in Africa.

4. Establish tourism industry's statistical information and use the same to build readily usable statistical information that can aid decision making in the field of tourism and hospitality industry in Africa.

5. Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management Africa is based in Nairobi -Kenya. Telephone: +254-725926595, Email: clement.nyamongo@itmafrica.org, P.O.Box 41396 - 00100 Nairobi

Start Date:

January 2018

End Date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

International Academy of Science, Health & Ecology

Commitment title:

Environmental Crisis and Global Challenges: An Ecosystemic Approach for Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes

Description:

To develop healthy societies, that invest in each other rather than in material things, new forms of individual and collective identities should be developed, challenging the power asymmetries that oppose common citizens and political and economical groups; instead of dealing with the consequences, an ecosystemic approach is posited to face the multi-scalar, multi-stakeholder, and relational contexts in which problems arise, are evaluated and dealt with.

Instead of an exploratory forecasting (projection into the future of the trends of today), a normative forecasting (previous definition of desirable goals and the exploration of new paths to reach them) is posited; problems are defined in view of an ecosystemic framework, taking into account four dimensions of being in the world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine to elicit the events, deal with the consequences and organize for change (potential outputs).

In the socio-cultural learning niches, the dynamic and complex configurations that originate the problems (the general phenomenon) are unveiled and dealt with by heuristic-hermeneutic processes; as a result, public policies, research and teaching programmes would:

1) define the problems in view of the general phenomenon, instead of reducing them to fragmented, taken for granted issues;

2) combine the four dimensions of being in the world in the diagnosis and prognosis of the events, assessing their deficits and assets, as donors and recipients;

3) promote the singularity of (identity, proper characteristics) and the reciprocity (mutual support) between all dimensions of being in the world in view of their complementarity and dynamic equilibrium.

Start Date:

October 2017

End Date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

International Mahavira Jain Mission

Commitment title:

Protecting ponds, animals, flora and fauna, tree planting

Description:

At International Mahavira Jain Mission are committed to preserving nature and environment by converting our ponds and entire property to "No hunting and No fishing " areas, many bird feeding stations have been built providing food and shelter throughout the year. The other important commitment towards green is planting trees every year with the involvement of volunteers and youth, we have converted tree planting as our annual event and will continue to involve more youth from other communities. International Mahavira Jain Mission supports non-violence and peace towards all living things and believe in vegetarianism. We will commit to continue our events and add more events focusing youth education towards environment and support SDG 14 and 15 life below water and life on land.

Start Date:

May 2016

End Date:

2025

Thematic Area

Land and soil pollution; Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

International Movement for Advancement of Education Culture Social & Economic Development (IMAECSED)

Commitment title:

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages:

Description:

The concept of sustainable development is based on a set of requirements or objectives. It must allow the basic needs of present and future generations to be fulfilled with regard improve quality of life, which involves easier access to medical care, social services, culture, and therefore also social well-being. Commitment contribute to other multilateral frameworks and environmental agreements also.

objectives that measure behaviour change, community outcomes, and those that measure important parts of the planning process. In addition, respect for rights and freedoms and the promotion of new forms of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal power, are important aspects of sustainable development. Sustainable development must allow the planet's resources and condition to be protected for future generations and natural assets to be shared. The concept of sustainable development also involves narrowing the gaps between rich and poor countries.

The indicators are still being thrashed out by an expert group. Each indicator is being assessed for its feasibility, suitability and relevance, and roughly two for each target are expected. But it may be pointed out that there is no straight jacket formula to measure the actual outcome, specifically up to which period. Our commitment to ensure healthy life with respect to all ages also belongs to within the boundary of 17 goals of SDG by 2030 yardstick.

Start Date:

February 2018

End Date:

December 2018

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

International POPs Elimination Network

Commitment title:

IPEN Commitment to continue to support Global Lead Paint Elimination

Description:

IPEN commits to continue our efforts to support global lead paint elimination by 2020 and our work to prevent the risks posed by such paints, especially to vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, and workers. We will participate in the multi-stakeholders' efforts to raise awareness on the hazards of lead, generate data on lead concentrations in paints, develop lead paint laws or regulations, promote voluntary, independent, third-party lead safe paint certification, and will collaborate with key stakeholders such as government, industry, civil society, and the health sector to make this happen. We further affirm our support to the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint and commit to contribute to its work to the best of our ability to realize the goal 'to phase out the manufacture and sale of lead paint and to eliminate the lead poisoning risks.

Start Date:

November 2017

End Date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Commitment title:

The Environmental Rule of Law to Combat Pollution

Description:

The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law commits to harnessing the strengths of the global environmental law community to support all stakeholders to promote, enact, and enforce the environmental rule of law to address the nexus between the integrity of the biosphere, the interdependence of ecological systems, and public health in the context of addressing pollution and promoting air quality through implementation of UN Environment's fourth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme IV) and a new environmental law programme for 2020 and beyond.

Start Date:

January 2018

End Date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Kadesh International

Commitment title:

Teaching our Children

Description:

Teaching our children to look after our planet as this is the only one we have.

Start Date:

November 2017

End Date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

 Kelle Lionel

Commitment title:

Recycling Plastics / Plastic the threat to Africa

Description:

Plastic is a major problem in Africa , where it is not yet everywhere recycled in the country for where am fromCameroon , Plastic bottles can be found everywhere in Lake , water sewage , in forest and nothing is done to reduce

that pollution by plastics, tons of plastic are produced daily and once used they are going directly to the nature something has to be done to reduce this . i had the Idea to build recycling plastic plant that will not only employ people, but will educate them about the value of plastic and the harm that it can cause to the nature .The collected plastics will be transformed into urban and public trash bin that will be redistributed to the cities, that will not only reduced the amount of plastic found in the nature but also will help to reduce the amount of domestic waste found on the streets, salubrity is also a big issue in major African cities because of the lack of proper waste disposal vessels,this environment being proper for the development of Mosquitoes and flies carrying disease. those type of ideas need support from the government because the investment are huge but beneficial to the whole society. this is my commitment.

Start Date:

February 2020

End Date:

February 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Kiangure Springs Environment Initiative

Commitment title:

Eliminate indoor House Pollution

Description:

Kiangure Springs Environment Initiative (KSEI) is a registered Community Based Organization under the laws of Kenya that works towards enhancing resilience of communities towards impacts of climate change in the Aberdare and Mt. Kenya ecosystems of Kenya. The Project is located in the Upper Tana Catchment area in Nyeri, Muranga,Nyandarua and Laikipia Counties.

Our overall objective is to support the communities in Poverty reduction through improved livelihood systems and the Conservation of Community natural resources and initiatives for enhanced environmental management and governance.

Our Commitment is to eliminate indoor house pollution through promotion of renewable energy technologies that include:

1) Improved Cook-Stoves

2) Briquettes

3) solar

4)Bio-gas)

So far Under this programme we have enabled 7000 households adopt Improved Cook-Stoves ,500 adopt solar lamps ,120 households and 10 secondary schools adopt Bio-gas technology, promotion and production of Briquettes.

see link below

http://www.trust.org/item/20150429114132-tnby1

We plan to achieve the following:

By 2020 : Reach to 5,000 more households with cookstoves ,bio-gas and solar

By 2025 : Reach 10,000 households with cookstoves ,bio-gas and solar

By 2030 : Reach 10,000 More Households with cookstoves ,bio-gas and solar

Kiangure Springs Environment Initiative is prepared to deliver this.We have established a cookstove fabrication and biogas training center and with support from willing donors we will outdo our targets.

Start Date:

October 2017

End Date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Masupa Enterprises

Commitment title:

Raising awareness on the negative environmental and health impacts of traditional cooking fuels, contributing to behavioural change

Description:

Objective: To ensure that all people stop cutting trees for charcoal and firewood and adopt methods of clean coking I.E turning organic waste into briquettes hence preserving and conserving environment.

Approach: By Replicating the idea in Uganda and develop a technology which produces sells cook stoves and briquettes in the country and in the region.

Outcomes: Training 10,000 persons especially women and Youth by 2030 and these will be using clean cooking solution and hence reduction of carbon emissions.

Start Date:

January 2018

End Date:

January 2019

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Mediterranean SOS Network (MEDSOS)

Commitment title:

Reduction of single use plastic bags in Skiathos island

Description:

A.S.A.P. (Active Skiathos Against Plastic bag) is a project aiming at radically reducing the single use plastic bags in Skiathos island. It is based on an integrated, targeted and continuous raising awareness process that started in 2016 and has an extremely positive reception by the local community, authorities and professionals of the island. The project is carried out by the MEDITERRANEAN SOS network and it is funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the BeMed initiative, the Thalassa Foundation, the Municipality of Skiathos and the MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network; it is supported by "Skiathos" Culture Association. The project contains a wide range of informative activities including voluntary cleanups, environmental education, participatory activities, press dissemination, distribution of cotton bags, street events etc. The successful implementation of the program has already achieved not only a significant engagement of the local community but also the island's touristic upgrade to an environmental friendly destination. Furthermore, A.S.A.P. project has triggered synergies and networking with relevant projects in national and European level. It is expected to have a continuous impact, long after its typical closure, not only in regards with the reduction of single use plastic bags, but also in regards with the environmental awareness of the citizens and visitors of Skiathos.

Start Date:

May 2017

End Date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Mediterranean SOS Network (MEDSOS)

Commitment title:

Public awareness on marine sustainable management & circular economy through a clean-up campaign

Description:

MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network will coordinate the large-scale campaign "Clean up the Med", which consists of voluntary natural area cleanings around Greece. It is estimated that approximately 20.000 volunteers will participate including schools, municipalities, sport academies, cultural associations, hotels, companies and other entities. One of the crucial attributes of this campaign, that differentiates it from relevant initiatives, is that the volunteers are asked to fill out specially developed questionnaires in regards with the litter they find during the clean–ups. Consequently, volunteers are taking part in a unique and important task by providing much of the needed background information for future management plans regarding litter pollution levels as there is lack of a systematic approach by local authorities or other stakeholders. The clean-ups are basically symbolic, aiming to raise awareness on the significance of personal engagement and contribution for the protection of the coastal and marine environment. Furthermore, the campaign will promote the issues of circular economy and the replacement of single use plastics in our everyday life, as key aspects of the marine pollution prevention. Through its promotional material (TV and radio spot, leaflets, articles etc), the campaign aims at informing the citizens about the concept and the good practices of circular economy and at the same time at motivating them to stop using single use plastics, that cannot be a part of circular economy.

Start Date:

March 2018

End Date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Mkokoteni Aid Development Organization

Commitment title:

Accelerating and Sustaining African Agricultural Development

Description:

It is obvious that successful agriculture development will not be possible without governments being proactive and supportive.The basic components of its support are twofold: to devote substantial financial resources and to create an institution framework which will allow private sectors ( i.e both non-profit making organizations and profit making ) and farmers and local communities to assume greater responsibilities and ownership,and flourish.Four important ingredients that are necessary in the development process are- an income generating force,some local initiatives,some Government support and a broad vision of development. However, not only will the public sector have to continue supporting the development of relevant improved technologies ( usually packages) but also encourage their adoption though supporting extensions, particularly for small scale farmers " In this connection, stronger linkages are needed between agriculture education, research and education- something that is currently deficient in our country or in many African countries and something that our organization is going to achieve within a given time.So in the meantime the private sector needs to be encouraged to assume those functions it can do best.

Start Date:

February 2018

End Date:

January 2020

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Mrinalini Atrey

Commitment title:

Making Tawi river pollution free by involving local public

Description:

The main river of the Jammu city is heavily polluted 
Even the fish in the river haveobservable deformities 
My team virasat is bringing people together to make it pollution free.

Start date:

September 2017

End date:

September 2020

 Thematic Area:

Freshwater pollution

   

   

Organisation:

National Forum for Environment and Health

Commitment title:

Tree Plantation

Description:

The National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) www.nfeh.org.pk/, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, established in June 1999 with the aim to facilitate, promote and help create environmental, healthcare and educational awareness among the masses in general, and youth and children in particular. The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Environment and Government of Sindh support NFEH's efforts for this cause.

With over a decade has been organizing conferences/ seminars on environment.

NFEH kick-started "Clean & Green Karachi" campaign in April, 2014 to make Karachi (Mega city of Pakistan) greener and cleaner. NFEH continues to run tree plantation campaign with our partners, industries, community group, NGOs volunteers, students & institution. Our commitment is that by 2020, NFEH do tree plantation of around 70,000 in different areas of Karachi. We are also committed with District Municipal Corp (DMC) for cleaning and removal of garbage in the city to make the city healthy and hygiene to the masses.

Start date:

February 2018

End date:

September 2020

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Nature Cares Resource Centre

Commitment title:

Say no to community contamination

Description:

•To advocate and promote environment education

•To initiate, develop, fund, promote and execute project that will enhance the well being of communities particularly in the area of education, water supply, health, economic and rural development.

•To promote environmental innovations and initiatives

Start Date:

January 2017

End Date:

December 2019

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

NGO "Gamarjoba"

Commitment title:

Supporting Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint

Description:

To eliminate lead paints and the risks posed by such paints, especially to vulnerable populations

such as children and pregnant women, we commit to support the global goal of eliminating lead paint by 2020. We

will participate in the efforts to develop lead paint laws or regulations and will collaborate with key stakeholders such

as government, industry and the health sector to make this happen.

Start Date:

December 2017

End Date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

OceanCare

Commitment title:

Informing global policies to reduce ocean noise for the benefit of marine life protection and the sustainability of global fisheries

Description:

By presenting scientific evidence and information to relevant international forums, and by leading coordinated action between other organisations committed to protecting oceans from the threat of ocean noise, OceanCare will ensure that ocean noise is recognised as a harmful form of marine pollution that must be significantly reduced. OceanCare will focus its activities towards achieving the following objectives:

a) Secure the recognition of the UN General Assembly, and relevant UN organisations and agencies, of ocean nose as a form of pollution by 2020

b) Trigger the negotiation of a global strategy to reduce and regulate ocean noise pollution by 2025

c) Together with the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), and other partners of the QUIETMED, develop a joint programme on noise for the implementation in the second cycle of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in the Mediterranean Sea by 2020

d) Achieve support from the FAO's Committee on Fisheries for FAO to conduct a socio-economic study on the impacts of ocean noise pollution on fish populations and fisheries by 2020

e) Continue providing leadership as a founding member of the International Ocean Noise Coalition, promoting actions to prevent and reduce ocean noise pollution, including the incorporation of management measures for ocean noise into the provisions of Marine Protected Areas, robust assessment of ocean noise in Environmental Impact Assessments, and the promotion of the CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-generating Activities by 2025

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

OceanCare

Commitment title:

Working towards plastic free oceans

Description:

. Enable the collection of scientific data through our collaborative research programmes, contributing it to relevant forums to increase global understanding of the magnitude and trends of marine plastic debris.

a) Data contributed to various forums and bodies including the Global Partnership on Marine Litter ACCOBAMS and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean by 2025

2. Highlight the harmful effects of plastic pollution among consumers, industries and governments, underscoring the importance of plastic-free, plastic reduction and recycling oriented solutions; including promotion of circular economy

a) Videos on plastic pollution translated and promoted in all languages of the Mediterranean region by 2020

b) Through the 'I Care' campaign seek to 1) ban the use of micro plastics in cosmetic products in Switzerland by 2020 2) Further the development of filters by washing machine manufacturers to prevent plastic micro-fibres entering the water ways in Switzerland, Austria and Germany by 2020; and 3) Reduce use of disposable plastic in the take-away industry in Switzerland by 2025.

3. Participate in collaborative efforts via coalitions, networks, strategic partnerships and through multilateral environmental forums

a) Work with private sector companies to achieve reduction or elimination of plastic products within their business models, including using sustainable alternatives and recycling by 2020.

4. Enhance capacity of marine animal rescue programmes to enable safe and effective rescue of wildlife impacted by marine debris .

a) OceanCare supports programs within the UK and South Africa and plans to also support projects in the Maldives starting in 2017.

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

ONG La Grande Puissance de Dieu

Commitment title:

La peinture au plomb est bannie au Bénin

Description:

Compte tenu du grand danger que représentent les peintures au plomb, nous lutterons cotre ces peintures dans notre pays, le Bénin, dans notre sous région, dans notre région et dans le monde, à travers des sensibilisation des élèves; de divers acteurs pour atteindre des objectifs réels. nous communiquerons nos activités sur les réseaux sociaux et notre site web pour permettre à tout le monde d'en être informé. la reglementation de peinture au plomb sera demandée à notre Gouvernement avec un suivi rigoureux.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Outreach Social Care Project

Commitment title:

Stand together to Support the Voiceless

Description:

As a grass-roots non-profit organization, we will come together to inspire and commit to actions that have empowered all peoples, especially those who have been marginalized; and in order to collectively tackle the root causes of inequality, injustice, poverty, health, education, environmental degradation and climate change. We want a world where social and environmental development justice is assured and all people are able to live in a prosperous, healthy and peaceful environment. This commitment will aim to raise awareness, build a community, hold governments accountable and share knowledge on the new agenda.

Together will work to ensure that the needs of the most marginalized youth are brought to the forefront of policy and are recipients of the resources and programmes being mobilized under the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and 2030 Agenda, which offers an historic opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind.

Start date:

September 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

PAN Sénégal

Commitment title:

l'élimination du plomb dans la peinture

Description:

PAN Sénégal s'engage à contribuer àl'élimination du plomb dans la peinture d'ici horizon 2025. Notre approche consistera à mener des recherches et nayses des peintures utilisées au Sénégal, de mener des activités de sensibilisation et d'information sur la danger des peintures au plomb et de mener des activités de plaidoyer à l'endroit des décideurs politiques pour la mise en place d'un cadre juridique et instutionnel pour une élimination du plomb dans les peintures d'ici 2025.

Start Date:

January 2018

End Date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Planet Without Frontiers Institution (PWFI)

Commitment title:

Sustainable Green Planet

Description:

The sustainable green planet for the future generation would be ensured by working jointly. Planet Without Frontiers Institution would keep the R &D part of the clean & pollution free global village for positive advocacy and workings. By 2030 the global village may have to reduce the GHGs emissions, less pollutants in the atmosphere, advocating better renewable energy options and adaptation to better living styles. All these are possible with the best of R & D support for clean environment for the common humanity on one common home: our one common planet, the sustainable, beautiful and green earth...

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organization:

Planete verte RDC

Commitment title:

N0 2382/CAB/MIN/ECN-T/05/10/BNME/2014

Description:

Contribuer a la réduction de la pollution des eaux et terres agricoles à l'Est de la RD Congo.

Approche: sensibilisation des acteurs impliqués dans la gestion durable des eaux: lacs, rivières et sources d'eau; Formation des acteurs impliqués dans différents thématiques cadrant avec la gestion durables des eaux et terres; Participation aux conférences et ateliers sur la lutte contre la pollution; Plaidoyers local, national, régional et international sur la lutte contre la pollution de eaux et terres agricoles.

Résultat: L'état actuel des eaux: Lacs, rivières, sources d'eau et terres agricoles est amélioré par le changement de comportement de tous les acteurs impliqués pour un environnement sain et vivable.

Start date:

March 2018

End date:

April 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organization:

PM Haze

Commitment title:

We pledge to advocate for clean air and stop the haze

Description:

We aim to contribute to the vision of Haze-Free ASEAN 2020 from Singapore.   We work to empower people in Singapore and the region to advocate for clean air and stop the haze. We educate the public to increase the demand for sustainable palm oil and paper products. We also encourage businesses and financial institutions to adopt sustainable palm oil and paper policies. We also collaborate with civil society groups in Indonesia and Malaysia to assist community sustainable development.    By 2020, there should be high awareness of causes and solution of haze issue among the Singapore public. Businesses and financial institutions should implement sustainable palm oil and paper policies. Regulations should be in place to safeguard the progress.

Start date:

June 2016

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Power House Youth Club

Commitment Title:

Save Environment for life

Description:

we are organising seminars to aware people about pollution. we promote plantation . we educate youth to work for environment

Start Date:

January 2016

End Date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Quercus

Commitment title:

Noise-free world

Description:

Interferes with people's daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It can disturb sleep, cause cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects, reduce performance and provoke annoyance responses and changes in social behavior."

So, the aim is to promote rest and relaxation times in urban centers (cities and towns) that lead to the improvement of the well-being of families, enjoying quiet time and space above 45dB.

I propose that:

2020 - All the countries create in own legislation the right of people to use fruit of quiet places in cities. At the same time, it should also be enshrined in the legislation that cities must begin to draw up urban plans for the removal / ban of cars with internal combustion engines circulating in their perimeters.

2025 - central governments should provide investment funds to promote the envisaged changes. At the same time, efforts should be made by all powers (governments and local authorities) to make effective changes and works to create spaces / gardens in the urban area where silence (or sounds of relaxation) are A reality.

2030 - up to 2030 bans on the circulation and transit regulations (as well as all necessary infrastructure) of vehicles with internal combustion engines should be avoided. Promote green mobility, based on clean, alternative energy sources with low emissions of greenhouse gases and others.

With this type of measures, the populations will have more and better quality of life.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

January 2030

Thematic rea:

Air pollution - noise

   

   

Organisation:

Red de Desarrollo Sostenible Colnodo

Commitment title:

Protejamos a nuestros hijos, Es necesario prohibir el plomo en la pintura

Description:

Producir pintura sin plomo en Colombia

2020 Tener legislación sobre el tema.

2025 Eliminar otras fuentes de contaminación con plomo.

Start date:

April 2017

End date:

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Red Nacional Jovenes de Ambiente

Commitment title:

La RNJA en camino a la sostenibilidad y un país consciente

Description:

La Red Nacional Jóvenes de Ambiente se compromete que a 2020 de manera crucial cumplirá con la efectuacion de su plan de acción en pro de inculcar el papel de la juventud en la lucha contra los factores culturales y en contra de la contaminación de todo tipo en los 32 departamentos del país.

A 2025 se proyecta que la red nacional jóvenes de ambiente pueda hacer la incidencia en el sistema nacional de educacional fortaleciendo el accionar del país y ayudando a la generación de una futuro sostenible con la generación de la conciencia en la población juvenil.

haber apoyado a la agenda 2030 del país habiendo propuesto un esquema educativo y de incidencia en pro de un mundo sostenible mas justo y medioambiental organizado.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2029

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development

Commitment title:

Supporting Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint

Description:

To eliminate lead paints and the risks posed by such paints, especially to vulnerable populations

such as children and pregnant women, we commit to support the global goal of eliminating lead paint by 2020. We will participate in the efforts to develop lead paint laws or regulations and will collaborate with key stakeholders such as government, industry and the health sector to make this happen

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2020

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Rural Urban Community Initiative

Commitment title:

Agriculture

Description:

As a coordinator in our local environment in agriculture sector. My main objective is to train communities both in urban and rural on how to use the new technology methods of farming. We have organized our self into groups to train in the field. My approach to the community is training youth and women on capacity building eg by planting of trees to prevent soil erosion, and river bank management. The outcome of my project is increasing nursery trees and planting more trees that will prevent soil erosion and create free rivers pollution.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

R.V. Institute of Management, Centre for Social Responsibility

Commitment title

Implementation of Sustainability Reporting among Academic Institutions

Description

Educational Institutions in Bengaluru has to be addressed on adopting of voluntary green audit practices. Little is known as how educational institutions are adopting audit set up in the community schools to implement sustainable practices in every day life. Though there are standards for manufacturing and processing there are no standards for educational institutions. For instance in school laboratories there is a wide spread of pollutants gathering in educational projects. It is imperative to suggest audit practices to reduce an impact on environment. Some of the schools are encourage dissection insects for learning. In some cases there is enormous poisonous gases generated in chemistry laboratories due to accidental breakages of glass jars.

In general all educational laboratories in schools and colleges shall be effectively convinced to adopt Green audit practices with the following objectives:

1. To record all experiments that are beyond the acceptable levels in an institution.

2. To create periodic accountability formats for educational institutions in mitigating climate change.

3. To provide technical support in carrying out voluntary audit practices.

The outcome shall be achieved in periodic steps

2020- All educational institutions in Bengaluru shall be brought into a common reporting practices. It is possible with the support of educational policy makers and administrators. Hence we shall build a network of all the stake holders and motivate to adopt voluntary best practices in managing laboratories in educational institutions.

2025 - All educational institutions shall have a standard reporting format for all deviations

2030- Every schools and colleges shall implement.

Start date:

August 2018

End date:

December 2022

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Saye.Org

Commitment title:

Provide sustainable developments for mother and children around the world

Description:

To globally provide long-term humanitarian and development assistant to children and their mothers. Helping improve education health and nutrition living condition worldwide. Promote sustainable development space and deliver humanitarian aid
www.Saye.Org

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

January 2030

 Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Scouts of Brazil

Commitment title:

SDG 4 - Quality Education, more specific goal 4.7, promoting education programs for sustainable development.

Description:

The commitment of Scouts of Brazil is with SDG 4 - Quality Education, more specific goal 4.7.

"Goal 4. Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education programs needed for all in order to promote opportunities lifelong learning…

4.7"By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development"

First of all, Scouts of Brazil adopts two types of strategic goals promoting education programs for sustainable development:

Specific actions, characterized by high-impact activities in our community and seek to raise awareness of the issues related to sustainable development;

Continuous actions, which are part of the personal development system and seek to develop sustainability skills in young people.

Both types of actions will be done until 2030 and beyond, because our commitment is to promote a life-long education.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

Ongoing

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Securecycle

Commitment title:

Securecycle

Description:

Securecycle is an environment organisation that uses the source approach method in solving pollution problem in

Nigeria. We believe that is waste is managed at the source then, we will be able to protect and conserve our

environment. Our commitment is in 3 parts.

1. Green School initiative: here we provide environmental education to children and youths in schools on how to

protect, conserve and live in harmony with nature.

2. Green Community Initiative: We equip communities on the knowledge of how they can properly segregate their

waste, work together to provide facilities that will aid proper waste management.

3. Green Market Initiative: Through the market community, we want to reduce the amount of waste to customers take

home and also divert the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. All our solution is adding value to waste, so it can

be used back in production line.

This will create a clean and healthy environment, provide job opportunities, protect live on land and under water.

Start date:

December 2016

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Sere Foundation Kenya

Commitment Title:

Am a Director of Sere Foundation. my commitment is to ensure Children and Youth from my region are well trained on how to keep the environment clean. I have also organised groups to train villagers on how to plant more trees for the betterness of our environment and to conserve our soil erosion.

Description:

My main objective is to train the youth, women and elderly people from my community about the environment, this is by training and capacity building programmes. I will approach the Churches, mosques, chief, MCAs, MP, and the people from my village. I would like to see the outcome for this project be achieved by 2020,2025 and 2030 is that people from my community are well educated about the programme and have more knowledge about the environment

Start Date:

February 2016

End Date:

February 2030

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

SGMP-Togo

Commitment title:

Protection à l'environnement marin

Description

But et objectifs sont les bassins des port de pêche de Lomé et du port autonome de Lomé vivable d'ici 2020, 2025,et 2030.

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2030

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Shri Dhupi Nauling Foundation

Commitment title:

SAfe tree safe environment

Description

 

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2019

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Sitra - The Finnish Innovation Fund

Commitment title:

Finland's transition to low-carbon circular economy: Finland's national circular economy road map

Description

inland has developed the world's first national circular economy road map, aiming to create sustainable wellbeing and a successful carbon-neutral circular economy over the next 5 to 10 years. The world needs pioneering solutions to ensure that economic growth and increased wellbeing are no longer based on the wasteful use of natural resources. A circular economy maximises the use of materials and retains their value in the loop for as long as possible. The road map provides Finland with new ways to increase the creation of added value, aiming to generate 2-3 billion euros in added value each year by 2030 and 75,000 new jobs. The first steps toward a circular economy will be taken by means of five focus areas:  1. Sustainable food system: Consumers choose food that has been produced through wiser use of raw materials that starts in primary agricultural production. Nutrients are recycled. 2.Forest-based loops: The forest industry's global competitiveness will increase with new commercial products, services, co-operation models and digital technology. 3.Technical loops: Minimising the use of virgin raw materials and maximising the length of material and product life cycles create a competitive edge. 4.Transport and logistics: Transport will develop into a seamless, smart system that uses fossil-free fuels. 5.    Common action: Legislators, companies, universities and research institutes, consumers  and citizens, and vibrant regions are all needed to achieve systemic  change.

Start Date

December 2017

End Date

December 2025

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Socially youth

Commitment title:

Youth and environment.

Description:

The youths are the most agile in the world, with a more vast knowledge of what the shape of the world should be.

It's therefore the duty of the youth in every region, every state of the world to take up the action of carrying of voluntary act of providing an easy source of disposing of waste in their community, state and environs.

It's the duty of every youth, as the future of the life we wait to see in 2050, to learn advance technology to eliminate the use of excessive paper bags around the world, and how do we do this?

It's start from what we consume; moving from packaged meals to unpackaged meals.

Changing our shopping plastic bag to more durable cotton bags.

Provision of a well-constructed disposal site.

And lastly taking up the act of recycling serious than ever.

If we start this now, in years to come and 2050 we would have been able to achieve an environment free of pollution enjoyed by every human living on earth.

Start date:

February 2018

End date:

February 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Soldiers of Peace International Association

Commitment title:

Am a Director of Soldier of Peace International Association. My duties as a director is to ensure that Peace is carried and maintained from Local to National level. Also to organise Forum on capacity building to train youth and women in our local areas. I will train my managers to train other on how to maintain Also peace international and locally.

Description:

My objective is to keep peace in our environment. I will approach churches, Mosque, Chiefs, DCs, MCAs, MP  Youth and Women and etc., The outcomes to this is to be achieved by 2020,2025 and 2030 is to see that peace is paramount.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

January 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA)

Commitment Title:

A multi-sectoral response: strengthening local community and institutional coordination to reduce Deforestations and Prevention of Charcoal deployment to abroad. in order to contribute to a pollution free planet". Promotion and observance of Somali Environmental Protection in the context of Global Campaigns

Description:

This project aims to prevent the spread of Charcoal Deployment by reducing Deforestation.

It improves community understanding through Workshops and capacity building, which leads to decreased deforestation in. It also assists civil society organizations and public institutions to better respond to the problems of deforestation and prevention of charcoal deployment outside Somali for commercials purposes

The approaches of this great campaigns will be Advocacy campaigns through Media, Local Community Awareness Raising through Forum Discussion and Workshops by participating Local Business Persons, Somali Ministry of Environment. Local Civil Society Organizations, and interested Individuals

All Kinds of illegal Deployment of Wood Charcoals will be reduced 99% At the end of 2025 in Somalia

Start Date:

March 2018

End Date:

February 2025

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Kenya

Commitment Title:

Environmental Conservation and lobbying for environmental policy enactment

Description:

Ensure policy is put in place on Land Degradation Neutrality as require within SDG 15.3. This entails lobbying the UNCCD focal point to ensure grassroots communities at the County levels within the Kenyan Devolution framework. This will be considered within the Medium Term Plan 2018-2030

Start Date:

June 2018

End Date:

August 2030

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Team Environment Kenya

Commitment title:

Significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Description:

TEAM Environment KENYA's goal of planting 20 Million trees and shrubs by 2030 through its Environmental Sustainable Restoration Programme (ESRP). In this regard TEK has a commitment that expresses its determination towards reclamation of degraded landscapes and forest resources for the good of humanity and the ecosystems. The process of enhancing the regeneration of the function and productivity of the degraded forest lands improves food security, reduces poverty, enhances climate change adaptation and resilience and fosters sustainable development. This presents many new challenges and opportunities in the efforts to conserve soil, water and biodiversity, restore ecological services and facilitate human well being in and around deforested or degraded forest landscapes. The tremendous material and human resource requirements, as well as the technical and financial pre-requisites call for cross-sector and multi-stakeholder inclusion.

Start date:

January 2030

End date:

January 2030

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Tebtebba Foundation

Commitment Title:

Innovating on traditional indigenous territory management [specifically Forestry and Agriculture] among the Global Partnership in Forests and Sustainable Development, in pilot villages in 13 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin American

Description:

Note: we have yet to sum up the land area/ coverage of our network's operational areas. In the Philippines among three tribes this is about 47,000 hectares of which forest range from 65% to 80%

1. maintaining and increasing forests cover for carbon sink in all areas of operation

2. reforesting degraded forests or establishing agroforestries

3. shifting from chemical based farming to organic/natural farming to reduce pollution in air, soil, water and food from agricultural chemical and to maximize use of biodegradable materials for organic fertilizers

4. expanding areas of agro-ecological systems for soil to prevent water run off, and improving capacities of soil to function as carbon sinks rather than emitting carbon;

5. advocate for sound waste management

These objectives are within the integrated indigenous peoples self-determined development with community-based monitoring and information systems. While most are building capacities within the community to do manage their own information and data which requires more resources, some have started working with their local government unit and with schools. Each area have started with their own assessment of lands territories and resources where trends in pollution in land, especially in water are observed. There remains a major task for building communities capacity to monitor using different tools but each have developed their own innovative tools and methodologies including traditional mapping, use of photos, use of GIS, google maps.

Start date:

March 2016

End date:

December 2018

 Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Terra-1530

Commitment title:

Local Action - Global Impact

Description:

On December 14, 2012, the Vorniceni Village Council, Republic of Moldova, approved a decision (nr. 8/16) concerning changing the destination of a land area for the purpose of arranging of a square (2,65 ha), this constituting one of the objectives of the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Vorniceni village. Part of this land was planted with trees some 40 years ago but there has been a lack of appropriate care which is reflected in the deplorable condition they are currently in. Moreover, the design is far from being a modern one.

The Decision of the Village Council to plant trees on the respective public plot was taken due to the mutual initiative of the local civil society and the "Terra-1530" NGO. From the very start more partners were committed to finding a solution for a community problem of global importance.

Objectives: 1. Preparation of the village citizenry, over 5,000 people, to make decisions related to environmental problems by involving them in volunteer activities such as the installation of a metallic fence surrounding the square as well as setting up an information panel, dustbins, benches, sidewalks and lamps throughout the plot; 2. Providing knowledge about Vorniceni village by distributing the "Adevarul" publication ("The Truth"); 3. Posting short videos on YouTube; and 4. Holding international conferences with Romanian and Ukrainian partners to promote similar activities.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

January 2025

Thematic Area:

Land and soil pollution

   

   

Organisation:

The Caribbean Poison Information Network

Commitment title:

Advocacy for Policy against Poisoning through Chemical Exposure

Description:

The Objectives are:

1.To conduct a research over a two-year period on the public health implication of chemical exposure to children.

2.To evaluate secondary data to advocate for policies and legislation against chemical exposure

3.To conduct annual public education programmes in collaboration with key stakeholders on measures to prevent poisoning through chemical exposure.

The following approaches will be used:

1.Research relevant to chemicals and vulnerable population such as children

2.Public Education programmes

3.Advocacy for policies and legislation

4.Capacity Building for Health Professionals and Educators

Outcomes to be achieved by 2020-2025

1.Submitted evidence based policy advice to government in regards to chemical exposure

2.Sensitize 20% of the populace on measures to prevent chemical exposure

3.To published research document on chemical exposure

4.To initiate additional working partnership towards continuous research in the area of chemical exposure

5.To train 10% of targeted members of the health and education workforce on chemical exposure

6.To published printed brochures and posters with public information

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2022

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

The Change’s

Commitment title:

To help the Planet get freed from pollution and people aware of the need to commit themselves to achieving it.

Description:

To Educate the world on the need to protect the environment and secure it for a better health.

By 2025: in Kenya: 60% recycling of wastes; by 2030, 80%

Start date:

December 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

The Citizens Parliament (Bunge La Wananchi)

Commitment title

Transforming society, toward clean pollution free world going green and clean

Description

As we approach, 2020,2025,-2030,our commitment & objective is to leave on an environment that is free from pollution, carbon fumes, plastic bags & papers that block, our sewers, & are dangerous to our rivers, delegating our youth to eliminate garbage & dirt, that end up on our river banks, & on at shell just going green , so that our children & children  may be free from human made, sickness, repercussions that can be prevented, reducing even greater problems & sickness , like cancer which is also coursed with toxic fumes & operating on unclean environment, reducing it by 40%-50% respectively, our rivers, lakes & oceans, becoming an advocate, whistle, blower of factory, waste, toxic chemicals that are dumped on our waters, & making sure that as we approach the year 2030, our rivers will flow with clean clear waters - un contaminated , our lakes & oceans advocacy to avoid factory waste contamination, for our fish of the seas including our lakes initiatives to eradicate water hyacinth, which has escalated to our lake making it more difficult for the increase & of our fish in the lakes etc, having a green environment, having nature take its course, as the late Professor Wangari Mathai once said that if you mess nature cutting of trees for charcoal, nature will strike back & the effects will be felt by all, so going green & having more trees planted on our forest & river banks etc.

Start date

February 2020

End date

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

The Ocean Project Seychelles

Commitment title

To educate the public on the issue of marine debris in general, and plastics in particular; and to engage the public to take action against marine debris

Description

1) EDUCATION THROUGH ARTS & FILM: educate the public on the threats of marine debris in general, and plastics in particular, to oceans and marine life through use of the arts and film;

2) EDUCATION THROUGH ACTION: to engage the public to take action against marine debris and plastics by: (a) stopping debris entering the oceans through coastal clean ups and proper waste disposal; and (b) switching to environmentally-friendly, reusable alternatives to single-use plastics through the use of anti-plastic straw and anti-plastic bottle campaigns.

OUTCOMES

1) ARTS & FILM

By 2020 +

- Public and school screenings of plastic documentaries

- Public 'marine debris' arts exhibition

2) COASTAL CLEAN UPS

By 2020

72 monthly coastal clean ups (30-50 participants each)

3 yearly mass clean ups (150-250 participants each)

Database of marine debris collected & yearly reports of data collected

Educational videos for social media, television and schools

By 2025

Monthly & yearly mass clean ups= 192 monthly & 8 yearly

Mass clean up with organisations in the Indian Ocean region

By 2030

Monthly & yearly mass clean ups= 312 monthly & 13 yearly

Mass clean up with organisations in the AIMS region

3) 'THE LAST STRAW' CAMPAIGN

By 2020 +

Membership program for businesses to stop providing plastic straws

By 2025/2030

Push government to ban of plastic straws

4) 'BOTTLE UP' CAMPAIGN

By 2020

Installation of 5 water fountains

By 2025

... 10 water fountains/water dispensers

By 2030

... 15 water fountains/20 water dispensers

Start date:

January 2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Marine and coastal pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Thornley Wildlife Foundation

Commitment title

Global Education & Awareness of human household waste in our local environments.

Description

The Thornley Wildlife Foundation is a not for profit, educational and networking platform that creates awareness of the many conservation, pollution and related issues that plague Mother Earth.

We, the members of the TWF will build upon our media platforms which include our website, social media forums and blog posts to increase awareness in our communities.

Our members will continue to work within their communities to assist 'sister' organisations to physically clean up designated conservation areas and riparian environmental sites. This will also be done in conjunction with governmental institutions.

Start date

November 2017

End date

October 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

United Nations of Indians

Commitment title:

Improving from the ground up.

Description

Use less plastic and clean up litter in the environment.

Start date:

2017

End date:

December 2030

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Universecologique

Commitment title:

environnement, développement et climat

Description:

• Intégration de la dimension de l'éducation civique, la promotion des droits d'Homme et la diffusion sa culture dans tous les domaines à l'horizon 2020;
• Intégration de la dimension de la responsabilité économique, sociale et sanitaire pour réduire la vulnérabilité et améliorer les Indicateurs de développements à l'horizon 2020;
• Intégration de la dimension de l'éducation environnementale et l'éco-tourisme pour atteindre un environnement équilibré à l'horizon 2020;
• Intégration de la dimension artistique, culturelle et le patrimoine monumental dans les programmes et projets de développement, conformément à l'approche d'économie circulaire à l'horizon 2020;
• Promouvoir Les liens de la culture de tolérance et de la cohabitation entre tous les peuples du monde à l'horizon 2020.

Start date:

January 2016

End date:

June 2020

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Women Environmental Network

Commitment title:

Sensitization, education and capacity-building on a pollution-free planet

Description:

The objective is to start working on the local level and to ensure that everyone in the local understand the useful of pollution free planet. also let our people know the benefit of the banning of plastic things. the negative and the positive of pollution free planet. to train them of pollution free planet environment should always be clean and taken care off.

The approach to them will by organizing training for capacity building to train them from local, regional and even to national by having forums. in this they will learn more and interact with others from other organizations and gain more knowledge.

The outcomes to be achieved by 2020,2025 and 2030 is to contribute to a pollution free planet and see that our environment is not polluted

Start date:

October 2017

End date:

October 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

WWF - Singapore

Commitment title:

Reduce human-induced pollution by raising awareness, promoting sustainable productions, and protecting key natural habitats at local and regional levels

Description:

Our objectives are: 
1. To create awareness and influence the people in Singapore on environmental issues.
2. To help transform key market leaders in Singapore by way of sourcing sustainable products and sustainable production.
3. To ensure the protection of important habitats in the Southeast Asia region.

To achieve the objectives, we will work in partnership with governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and the general public. 

The outcomes that we would like to achieve:
1. By 2020, at least X number of people in Singapore have been reached and indicated their support for environmental sustainability. 
2. By 2025, X number of key market leaders in Singapore have been transformed and geared towards sourcing sustainable products and have sustainable production. 
3. By 2030, X ha of new protected areas in Southeast Asia have been established and under improved management

Start date:

July 2017

End date:

June 2030

Thematic Area:

Cross-cutting

   

   

Organisation:

Youth Bridge

Commitment title:

Promoting plastic free environment

Description:

Plastic waste continues to create landfill and increase unhealthy environment in Liberia. I promise to help reduce plastic waste in Liberia through advocacy, awareness and community service development.

Start date:

January 2018

End date:

December 2019

Thematic Area:

Chemicals and waste

   

   

Organisation:

Zambian Governance Foundation

Commitment title:

Promoting green civil society organisations and operations

Description:

The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) is encouraging eco-friendly practices among the organisations it supports by awarding a VITALITE Solar Lighting System with the aim of promoting environmental stewardship. To receive the award, organisations are required demonstrate their efforts in implementing eco-friendly practices within their organisations.

1. Objectives:

- To incentivize CSOs to implement eco-friendly practices within their organisations and the communities they work in.

- To reach the urban and rural communities not connected to the national power grid and provide solar home light systems as a mechanism to use clean and affordable and renewable energy in their offices and homes.

2. Approach: Utilise ZGF partnerships within the CSO sector to share sustainable energy practices

3. Outcomes

- By 2020, ZGF partners are informed and understand the benefit of eco-friendly practices

- By 2025, ZGF partners and the communities they work in have implemented eco-friendly practices.

- By 2030, communities have an imbedded practice to use eco-friendly products and are environmental conscious.

Start date:

March 2017

End date:

December 2021

Thematic Area:

Air pollution

   

   

Organisation:

Centre for "Promotion of sustainable development

(Центр “Содействие устойчивому развитию”)

Commitment title:

Implementation of reporting on POPs

Description:

Annual mandatory inventory of unintentionally generated persistent organic pollutants by industrial enterprises in accordance with UNEP's methodological guidance for assessing, controlling and reducing emissions

 

Start date:

October 2016

End date:

 

Thematic Area: