10YFP Newsletters

February 2016

New 10YFP Board and Sustainable Food Systems Programme for 2030 Agenda implementation 

The start of 2016 has marked the beginning of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,  adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.

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July 2015 

The 1st Global Meeting of the 10YFP

The 1st Global Meeting of the 10YFP took place on 14-15 May, 2015 in New York City and brought together stakeholders from all programmes of the 10YFP.      

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April 2015

Release of UNEP Paper on SCP Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals

UNEP released a discussion paper on “Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Indicators for the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” on 23 March 2015 in the margins of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations in NY, USA.

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February 2015

The 10YFP Secretariat wishes you a sustainable 2015!

Launch of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism, including Eco-Tourism: The Programme on Sustainable Tourism including Eco-Tourism of the 10YFP was launched at the World Travel Market’s (WTM) Responsible Tourism Day (5 November 2014, London, UK).          

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October 2014

From the SIDS International Conference to new Programmes launches, the 10YFP is picking up speed worldwide

Ministers of Environment and other high-level actors in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand united in calling for new, innovative and transformative means of implementation to promote the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns.                                

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July 2014

10YFP highlighted in international meetings (UNEA and HLPF)

At the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), 23-27 June, at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, a Ministerial Plenary was held focusing on “Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including sustainable consumption and production (SCP)”.                   

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March 2014

10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme ready for launch

Sustainable Public Procurement is an effective tool to accelerate the shift towards SCP, since governments are the largest consumers in an economy. Public purchasing represents 20% of GDP in OECD countries and up to 30% in developing countries. For this reason, SPP will be the first 10YFP programme to be launched. The launch will be on 1 April at UN headquarters in New York.                   

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November 2013

First meeting of the Board: the 10 members gather in New York.

The 10YFP's first-ever Board meeting, held on 1 and 2 October 2013, was opened in New York by Ambassador Nestor Osorio, the President of ECOSOC. Ambassador Osorio emphasized the role of the 10YFP in serving the world and in connecting stakeholders, both public and private, to address the inter-linked economic, social and environmental challenges that stem from unsustainable patterns of consumption and production..                                

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July 2013

One Year after Rio: A world in motion for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Indonesia policy strategy "pro-growth, pro-job, pro-poor and pro-environment" was presented by the Indonesian Minister of Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya; who called for the 10YFP to facilitate access to capacity building, share SCP best practices and make use of indicators.                                

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April 2013

UNEP's Governing Council gives green light to full 10YFP implementation, over 650 members have joined the Global SCP Clearinghouse.
The Global SCP Clearinghouse was pre-launched at the 27th session UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (18-22 February 2013, Nairobi). The Clearinghouse will offer a unique one-stop hub dedicated to the implementation of SCP through information, knowledge sharing and multi-stakeholder cooperation worldwide. 

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December 2012 

Rio+20 adopts the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (the “10YFP”): a concrete and operational outcome supporting the shift towards sustainability.
Rio+20 adopts the 10YFP: the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 (Rio+20), reaffirmed that changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns is one of the three overarching objectives of, and essential requirements for, sustainable development. Heads of State adopted the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP). 

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