Hotspots Analysis Methodological Framework

The project constitutes the second phase of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Flagship Project 3a - ‘Hotspots Analysis and Sustainability Information’ and contributes to the work plan of the Consumer Information Programme of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).

Resources produced
Hotspots Analysis: an Overarching Methodological Framework
Communicating hotspots: The effective use of sustainability information to drive action and improve performance

Consultation

The project included a global consultation phase aimed at getting feedback across regions and stakeholder groups on the applicability and usefulness of the resources developed.

Having dowloaded the resources produced it was possible to participate in the consultation in two ways:

Option 1) Simple survey: Submit general feedback via the following survey  

OR:

Option 2) Detailed comments: Provide specific comments on the resources produced, by line or by principle through this Excel worksheet (also covered the general survey questions from above

Responses received through the consultation phase have been summarised in the following summary document (ADD LINK), which also includes an overview of how responses were addressed.

Workshops and Webinars 

Workshops and Webinar

In preparation for the consultation, two rapid prototyping workshops were held at UNEP's offices in Paris (16-17 June 2016) followed by three webinars in July (held on the 14, 18 and 21 July 2016) to solicit additional input and feedback from key experts and stakeholders. Webinars were led by Keith James (WRAP) and Alex Hardwick (Thinkstep) and a recording of the webinar held on the 18th of July can be found below:

 

Project overview

The project constitutes the second phase of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Flagship Project 3a - ‘Hotspots Analysis and Sustainability Information’ and contributes to the work plan of the Consumer Information Programme of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).

The project is financially supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

Phase 1  of the project, which occurred between May and December 2014, involved the identification and mapping of existing hotspots studies, initiatives, methodologies and tools from around the world. For an overview of the methodology used for the Phase 1 study and a summary of the findings of the shortlisted Hotspots Analysis Methodologies see Annex 3 of the Methodological Framework.