Roadmap for Unprecedented Shift Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production Launches in Asia and the Pacific Fri, May 2, 2014
Jakarta/Bangkok, 2 May 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 last week 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 information, lifestyles and education for sustainable consumption.
The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, or "10 YFP", as it is known, is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards SCP in both developed and developing countries.
"The 10YFP Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific will provide a clear blueprint for the region in shifting towards more resource efficient and sustainable production and consumption patterns for the coming years," said Yong-Joo Kim, President of the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute and member of the 10YFP Board.
"The Republic of Korea wishes to support putting in place the roadmap and making an economic case for SCP. As a co-lead of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement(SPP) Programme, we also hope to create synergies between the global SPP programme and Asian regional activities under the Roadmap," he added.
10YFP was established after Heads of State at the 2012 Rio+20 meeting agreed that SCP is a cornerstone of sustainable development and an important contributor to poverty alleviation and the transition to low-carbon and green economies.
UNEP hosts the Secretariat of the 10 FYP.
The10YFP Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific was developed through consultations that began November last year and concluded last week. More than 100 Government officials, civil society, academia and businesses, along with experts from 25 countries in the region have contributed to the Roadmap.
"Indonesia welcomes and celebrates the launching of the roadmap today. This roadmap will embrace and unite the region as a big family in its journey towards Sustainable Development, with support from the UN system and international partners," said Henry Bastaman, Deputy Minister for Development of Technical Infrastructure and Capacity Building of the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment, and Co-Chair of the UN 10YFP Board.
"At the national level, Indonesia is implementing its 10-Year National Framework Programme on SCP Implementation, launched on 5 June 2013. At the international level, Indonesia is committed to serve co-leadership with Mexico in the UN 10YFP Board, co-leadership with Korea in the Asia and the Pacific Region, and leadership in the ASEAN Forum on SCP," he said.
"At the Rio Summit in 2012 Heads of State recognized that urgent action on unsustainable patterns of production and consumption is fundamental in addressing environmental sustainability and promoting sustained, inclusive and equitable global growth," said Kaveh Zahedi, Director of the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. "The Asia Pacific region has turned this vision into a clear action agenda to decouple growth from resource use and environmental degradation and benefit the economies, people and countries across this region."
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Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer Tel: +662-288-2127, Mobile: +66817001376, E-mail: email@example.com
Or visit www.unep.org/10yfp/
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