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One Planet network – a global multi-stakeholder partnership and a key implementation mechanism for SDG 12

Objective: The One Planet network has the mission to accelerate the shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries, as an essential strategy and requirement for Sustainable Development. It is set up to support countries in achieving SDG 12. Through doing this it is also contributing to other SDGs (see other SDG section).

Implementation methodology:
-UN Inter-agency collaboration to support countries in achieving SDG 12 including: coordination on joint tools and solutions, SDG 12 indicator reporting and the joint Fund (One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund for SDG 12) to support countries in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 12.
Through these key actions and the aforementioned six accelerator programmes, the network supports countries through:
-Providing expertise, tools and solutions, building on existing work by governments and organisations
-Supporting the coordination of country level implementation -Mobilizing resources for implementation,
-Supporting partners who commit to taking action with technical assistance, training and capacity development that can enable prioritization and strengthened action.
-Identifying and promoting successful (high impact), new or improved practices that support SCP, including a platform for collaboration and dissemination.
-Increasing awareness on SCP by developing and showcasing compelling materials.
-Promoting the long-term benefits and impacts of SCP and monitoring progress by collecting data and measuring the shift to SCP through an established indicator and reporting framework.

Governance: The governance includes an inter-governmental Board from all five UN regional groups and the High-Level Political Forum is the official reporting body.
Follow-up mechanisms: Annual progress is reported by the network following an indicator framework (see here: www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/one-planet-network-indicators-success), and through an online reporting tool. Data collected is analyzed and summarized in a report to the HLPF, and made available to a wider audience through an open data visualization tool.
Financing was previously through the 10YFP Trust Fund and is now through the One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund administered through the Multi-Partner Trust Fund office of UNDP.

Expected impact

The expected impact is to increase resource efficiency and decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, creating decent jobs and contributing to poverty eradication and shared prosperity. Impacts are measured across three main areas: Resource Efficiency: material-use efficiency, waste reduction, water-use efficiency, Energy-use efficiency. Environmental Impact: GHG Emissions reduction, reduction of air, soil and water pollutants, biodiversity conservation and sustainable land-use. Human well-being: Gender, Decent work, Health. The tangible changes that the network aspires to catalyse and enable at country level are essential to the successful implementation of the strategy and require the provision of the necessary financial resources and the shared responsibility of national authorities and programme partners. Preliminary indications of the change the network aspires to catalyse are:
 Increase in number of countries reporting on SDG 12
 Increase in number of countries reporting on SDG 12 that declare they receive support from the One Planet network
-Increase in the use of tools for SCP produced by the One Planet network
 Increase in changes in practice with high sustainability impact
 Increased number of high level commitments on SDG 12
 Increase in number of policies, laws and financial instruments influenced by the One Planet network (global, regional, and national)
 Potential impacts of SCP quantified (actual or estimated)
 SCP demonstrated as a systemic approach to address key environmental and social challenges
 30% of companies adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle (12.6)
 20% reduction in waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse (12.5)
 20% of public procurement is sustainable (12.7)
 30% of the share of products in biggest retailers in the country are sustainable
 25% reduction in food waste and loss (12.3)
 20% reduction in water use, in material use growth rate and waste in Buildings.
 Increase in number policies, laws and financial instruments influenced by the One Planet network (within the country – e.g. specific sector, organisation, destination, etc) (12.1, 12.7,
 Amount of public and private financial resources supporting the shift to SCP mobilized, unlocked or saved through actions supported by the One Planet Network (5 USD mobilized or unlocked for every USD invested)



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Financing (in USD)
Basic information
Start: 10 July, 2018
Completion: 11 March, 2002
United Nations Environment Programme - serving as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). The One Planet network is the dedicated network to implementing the 10YFP (United Nations / Multilateral body)
This is a UN-wide initiative for the joint delivery of SDG 12 with over 700 partners including 136 national government focal points, 21 UN agencies, civil society, business, scientific and technical organisations and local governments. In terms of leadership, there a 6 accelerator Programmes that are co-lead by specific organisations as follows:
-Food Systems: Government of Switzerland, World Wildlife Fund (NGO).
-Buildings and Construction: Government of Finland, RMIT University, UNEP.
-Tourism: Governments of France and Spain, UN World Tourism Organization.
-Public Procurement: Government of the Netherlands, ICLEI (IGO), Environmental Development Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (China)
-Consumer Information: Governments of Germany and Indonesia, Consumers International (Civil Society)
-Lifestyles and Education: Governments of Japan and Sweden.
The UN inter-agency partnership for SDG 12 is facilitated by the 10YFP Secretariat and includes several areas of engagement from UN agencies as partners in coordination for the implementation of this Goal: Six UN agencies are partners for the Multi Partner Trust Fund for SDG 12: UNDP, UNEP, FAO, UNOPS, UN Habitat and UNWTO to resource and support countries in the implementation of SDG 12. In addition, a number of UN agencies are engaged in the above 6 Programmes, the joint development of tools and reports. The custodian agencies of the SDG 12 indicators are also coordinating closely in order to streamline methodologies and develop and work towards a centralised reporting system.
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Not specified
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
Other Beneficiaries: All partners of the network are beneficiaries as they benefit from the platform that has been created to exchange knowledge and experience, access technical tools and identify collaboration opportunities with others. For example, countries from all regions are using tools, expertise and frameworks to develop their own national policies and strategies relating to the programme areas of sustainable lifestyles, consumer information, procurement tourism, buildings and construction and sustainable food systems. There are many specific examples of collaborations and exchanges that have supported the implementation of specific initiatives without financial transactions.
Contact information
Cecilia Lopez y Royo, Coordinator, 10YFP Secretariat, cecilia.lopezyroyo@un.org,
United Nations