By Shabani Ely Katembo on Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Heads of State, policymakers, business leaders and representatives from civil society have gathered in Apia, Samoa, to pledge their support for small island developing states by forging partnerships that will help these nations to overcome a unique set of environmental and economic challenges. UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and other high-level UNEP officials are in attendance during the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States - the...
By Shabani Ely Katembo on Friday, August 1, 2014

UNEP and UNITAR are partnering within the framework of the SWITCH-Asia Programme to launch the first SCP e-learning course. It will run from September to October 2014 and will aim to provide policy makers and other relevant stakeholders with an introduction to the SCP concept and its application in Asia.

By Shabani Ely Katembo on Friday, July 11, 2014

The first meeting of the 10YFP Stakeholders Focal Points (SFP) was held on 20 June 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya, aiming to provide an overview of the 10YFP, offer a dialogue on the role of stakeholders focal points in supporting the implementation of the 10YFP at the regional and national levels and to identify areas of collaboration among majors groups and other 10YFP partners.

By Shabani Ely Katembo on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A new 10YFP programme, launched today, will harness the power of consumers, through better-informed buying decisions, to shift to a more resource-efficient world.
By Shabani Ely Katembo on Monday, April 28, 2014
A roadmap to press forward the shift to sustainable consumption and production in Asia and the Pacific – the first of its kind across the world –was launched in Jakarta today on the fringes of the ASEAN Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). The Asia Pacific region is the first in the world to develop such a roadmap, complete with indicators and comprehensive outputs to mainstream SCP in different sectors such tourism, buildings and construction, public procurement, product sustainability...