The Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch (SCP) promotes resource efficiency by encouraging sustainable consumption and production patterns. Its activities aim to reduce environmental impacts and help meet human needs by producing more with less.
A participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to the analysis of SCP challenges and design of responses is complemented by a combination of training and capacity building, communication and awareness and (increasingly) demonstration projects. These are designed to illustrate the benefits of SCP policies and actions (environmental, economic and social), and enhance the capacity of stakeholders to apply them.
Emphasis is placed on identifying SCP challenges, responses, and opportunities for developing countries to enter new markets for more sustainable products and poverty alleviation while identifying and fulfilling capacity building needs.