Interviewees Needed for PhD Project on Sustainability Product Labeling
A PhD project at the University of Manchester is investigating the effectiveness of sustainability related product labelling and the prospects for an effective implementation of an overarching scheme which communicates the sustainability of products to consumers in a simplified form.
The research is based on interviews with small and large scale retailers, manufacturers, primary producers and civil societal organisations who have been involved in either the implementation of an overarching sustainability information scheme or the EU eco-, EU energy, Fair Trade or Marine Stewardship Council label. If you would be willing to support this research through the participation in an interview click here for more information.
Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)
Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas. She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:
1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.
Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University. Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay