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BLISS (Building Learning in Sustainability Science) School on Sustainability is a series of five-day events organized by the TERI University to train and prepare the stakeholders for forthcoming sustainable development challenges and to instill in them, sensitivity towards people and the planet. The aim is to generate awareness and create a campaign to champion the cause of sustainability and sustainable development in both, the local and the global context.
BLISS 2015 Winter School on Sustainability, shall focus on interdisciplinary learning under the theme—‘SDG 12 – Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns’. The winter school will be conducted online as well as face-to-face and will be led by experts in the field. A certificate of participation will be awarded to all participants.
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is an integral part of the new Sustainable Development Goals that are to be achieved by 2030. For more than a decade, countries have recognized that SCP is a pre-requisite for achieving the objective of sustainable development as noted in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, 2002. There is a pertinent need to spread awareness on SCP for managing resource efficiency and more sustainable economic growth patterns. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the TERI University, New Delhi have signed an agreement under the EU funded SWITCH-Asia Programme to support learning on SCP among different stakeholders, especially policymakers and students in India. To meet this objective, a Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production is being organized in the TERI University from November 2–6, 2015.
The School is structured to address the following thematic areas:
Day 1 Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production
Day 2 Business Case for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Day 3 Towards Sustainable Urban Settlements
Day 4 Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainable Procurement
Day 5 Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production through Policy