The nine major group sectors are expected to contribute to the elaboration of the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the Marrakech Process by:
The mechanisms for major groups' engagement and participation emanate from Agenda 21 and the established participatory practices of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).
Complementary to the CSD framework, new mechanisms to enrich the discussions at the regional and national levels and raise awareness about the 10-year framework process among the major groups, are being experimented.
At the 3rd International Expert Meeting on SCP in Stockholm (2007) two new mechanisms for the participation of major group organizations were created.
At this time, the Marrakesh Process has included three representatives of the major groups in its Advisory Committee. They represent the NGO, Workers and Trade Unions, and Business and Industry Sectors.
Currently, other major group sectors are coming forward and planning to engage more actively in the initiatives related to the elaboration of the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the Marrakech Process. For more information you may contact directly the CSD major groups organising partners.
The role of major groups in implementation of the SCP agenda is essential and we look to them to participate actively in multi-stakeholder partnerships and joint implementation initiatives.