30 Mar 2010
New York, USA, UNHQ - ECOSOC Chamber (NLB)
CSD-18 Thematic Seminar Series: 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (SCP)
The CSD Secretariat launched a new and innovative Thematic Seminar Series which presents scientific and technical information on the issues under review by the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 18th and 19th sessions. Read more about the series.
10-YFP SCP - Topic Overview
Despite improvement in eco-efficiency, absolute consumption of resources continues to increase, driven in the first instance by consumption in the richest countries and in the second by rising consumption of growing upper and middle classes in emerging economies. At the same time, the gap between the haves and haves-not continues to widen. The challenge of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on SCP is to support a quick shift toward sustainable consumption and production patterns coupled with upward convergence of living standards across the planet. Taking a life-cycle approach to consumption and production and using tools and innovative techniques such as industrial ecology and supply chain governance, product life-cycle analysis, and labeling and other schemes that signal to consumers the social and environmental impacts of their consumption can all be effective in delinking economic growth from natural resource extraction and environmental degradation while ensuring broad social benefits.
Further details in the letter of invitation/agenda.
All interested representatives from Governments, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other Major Groups holding a valid UN grounds pass or representing an accredited organization are welcome to participate.