Friday, August 1, 2014
With the goal of scaling up learning on SCP in the Asia and Pacific region, UNEP and UNITAR are partnering, within the framework of the SWITCH-Asia Programme, to launch the first SCP e-learning course. It aims to provide policy makers and other relevant stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia, with an introduction to the SCP concept and its application in Asia.
The ability of national actors in the Asia region to incorporate sustainable consumption and production (SCP) into national policymaking and governance is key for sustainable development. Thus, the course will highlight the educational aspects of all different SCP concepts, as well as regional, national and sector-specific challenges. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the SCP concepts in a real world economic, policy and professional context. The course will focus on enabling participants to identify conditions for mainstreaming and implementing SCP policies in national governance.
The course is geared towards high to mid-level civil servants in the Asia-Pacific region, directly involved in the process of developing, implementing and evaluating policies supporting the transition towards SCP.
With support from the UNEP SWITCH-Asia project, 40 fellowships are available for participants from the Asia and Pacific region working in the public sector, academia or NGOs. UNITAR, working in close collaboration with UNEP, will identify and select the participants to be awarded with a fellowship.
This course is a unique opportunity to disseminate SCP concepts at all level of decision-making and to spread out SCP initiatives across different activity sectors and areas in the Asia-Pacific region. This course aims not only to inform national actors, but also to get all stakeholders involved and to make the shift towards a Resource Efficient and Green Economy in Asia!
The course will run from September 1st until October 24, 2014. To register for the course please visit: https://www.unitar.org/event/introduction-sustainable-consumption-and-production-asia.