Heads of State at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) have reaffirmed their support for sustainable consumption and production (SCP) as one of the three crucial requirements for sustainable development. They have strengthened their commitment to an accelerated shift to sustainable development by adopting a 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, known as 10YFP. Read more…
The 10YFP is a global framework of action to promote international cooperation on SCP in both developed and developing countries. The main objectives include supporting regional and national policies that progress the shift towards SCP; providing financial and technical assistance to developing countries to support the implementation of SCP activities; and providing a knowledge-sharing platform on SCP tools, initiatives and best practice.
The Framework will be built around five initial programmes. These are: i) consumer information; ii) sustainable lifestyles and education; iii) sustainable public procurement (SPP); iv) sustainable buildings and construction; and v) sustainable tourism, including ecotourism. There is also the possibility of building additional programmes should countries demand them (e.g. agri-food, waste, transport etc).
The programmes will bring together existing initiatives and partnerships working in similar areas. They aim to build synergies and cooperation between stakeholders to leverage resources to achieve shared objectives and minimise duplication of efforts.
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