How did the #BB4SCP come about?
Our current natural resources are already over-exploited. Data gathered by Global Footprint Network (GFN), an international sustainability think tank revealed that the Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) for 2017 was on 2 August. Ideally, this date should be after 31 December of the year.
This could be grimly compared to spending all of one’s annual salary in 220 days and having to live off borrowed funds for the remainder of the year. But not all is naught, in 2018, EOD was on the 1 August. As the world population collectively becomes more aware of their impact on the earth, we can witness the slowing down of EOD.
In our country, the youth represents the biggest demographic group, accounting for half of our population. Our youths today are more informed, more tech-savvy and more connected than any generation before. Riding on this momentum, WWF-Malaysia’s FEE EcoCampus programme strives to inculcate a sense of environmental stewardship among youth, and urge them to care for the planet through this conference.
Did you know?
- Malaysia ranks eighth of the world’s mismanaged ocean pollution with an estimated one million tonnes of plastic waste produced.
- Malaysia is the largest plastic exporter in ASEAN and ranked 25th in the global plastic exports in 2017. The plastic industry in Malaysia itself cost RM60 billion whereas RM3.5 billion is from the plastic recycling industry.
- In 2014, an estimated 15 to 51 trillion microplastic particles were floating in the world’s oceans, weighing between 93,000 and 236,000 tonnes.
- 80% of the microplastic is from land-based sources, like bottles and bags.
- According to National Geographic magazine, scientists gathered 750,000 bits of plastic in 1sq km of that patch.
What is Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)?
SCP aims at ‘doing more and better with less’, increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policymakers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, & development cooperation agencies, among others.
The examples of practising SCP include reducing the use of natural resources (reduce the production of waste), carpooling (reduce carbon emission), using renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, developing alternative fuel sources, such as biofuels for our transportation needs, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, using papers certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), upcycling, and many more. Practicing sustainable consumption and production can ensure that the environment has resources available long into the future.
This concept requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards, labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
The Conference – Building Bridges for Sustainable Consumption & Production
The #BB4SCP 3.0 Conference is a 4-day conference & will be held in Klang Valley, Selangor (Exact venue to be confirmed). Conference delegates will be able to enhance their knowledge & be agents of change through sharing sessions, hands-on activities, workshops, educational outings & more!
Selected delegates are required to attend all 4 days of the conference & they will be provided with*:
- Accommodation & transportation during the conference
- Complete daily meal
- Conference Kit
*Terms & conditions apply
Why is the theme this year
‘What’s With Plastics?’
The theme for this year’s event is ‘What’s with Plastics’ because it is generic and it allows room for a robust discussion on plastics in several relevant perspectives. The theme will allow us to unpack the myth on plastic and understand the benefit that it brings and also the destruction it has caused due to mismanagement. Leading to advocating a stricter policy to mitigate the mismanagement of plastic and to influence a more sustainable consumption and production pattern of plastic usage and disposal. This conference theme is set aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and it contributes to the achievement of 9 out of 17 SDGs.
SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life Below Water), 15 (Life On Land) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
Why you should attend?
This is the third Youth Conference for Sustainable Consumption & Production organised by WWF-Malaysia, and it will be bigger & better! Not only will the science & policy be at the cutting edge; the conference will be carried out by Eco-warriors with many years of valuable experience & knowledge on sustainable consumption & production. #BB4SCP 3.0 will host local and international youths, aged between 18 to 30 years old. Thus, we urge those who are interested in sustainable consumption & production to come to #BB4SCP 3.0. Places are limited, but we’ll pack in all that we can!
Who are the speakers?
#BB4SCP 3.0 brings together professional speakers from the private sector, academia, & Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) with many years of valuable experience & knowledge on sustainable development.
When and where is the conference?
#BB4SCP 3.0 is a 4-day 3-night conference. It will be held on:
1 to 4 August 2019 in Klang Valley, Selangor (Exact venue to be confirmed).
Reminder: Conference delegates are required to attend the entire 4 days of the conference.
For more information about the conference, visit: https://www.bb4scp.com/