Key Results
Countries modernize by industrializing. Industrial output in the world's poorer countries should grow twice as fast as agricultural output. This may often be done most successfully by regional cooperation.

Part of the research capacity of the industrial countries - money, advanced skills and sophisticated equipment - should be used to tackle the specific problems of the developing countries

The Marrakech Process has produced a large number of concrete outputs to date, and work is ongoing to promote implementation of sustainable consumption and production initiatives in all regions. Results include:

  1. Establishment of seven Marrakech Task Forces as key implementation mechanisms that are developing policy toolkits and building North-South cooperation in all the regions
  2. An Outline of the 10-year Framework of Programmes has been developed
  3. Development and endorsement of regional strategies on SCP in Africa and Latin America. Europe is currently developing its SCP action plan
  4. Establishment of the Asia Pacific Help Desk on SCP
  5. Guidelines for National SCP Programmes developed and five demonstration projects implemented in Mauritius, Indonesia, Tanzania, Egypt and Mozambique
  6. Online Information Clearinghouse for National SCP Programmes
  7. Communication brochures on the Marrakech Process
  8. Tool-kit on Sustainable Public Procurement and delivery of training workshops in Argentina
  9. Establishment of four Global Sustainable Products Networks
  10. Database of Product Policy Maps summarising national and international actions in: science and technology; networks and mechanisms; policy & regulation
  11. Implementing a project on Eco-labeling for Africa
  12. Compilation of best policy practices on energy efficiency in the buildings and construction sectors [link to best practices]
  13. Compilation of best policy practices on SCP in Africa
  14. Toolkit and training programmes on how to produce effective communication and awareness raising campaigns for sustainable lifestyles
  15. Through the YouthXchange projects, a train the trainer toolkit, booklet and website have been produced and regional workshops have been delivered in several regions
  16. Videos on creative communities for sustainable lifestyles exploring the potential for bottom-up social innovation and creativity
  17. Guidelines for tourism in coastal zones and curriculum material for hotel management schools
  18. A communication campaign on sustainable holidays, including the launch of the Green Passport
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