The Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles

The Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles is one of the seven task forces of the Marrakech Process, a global multi-stakeholder process aimed at supporting the implementation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the development of a Global Framework for Action on SCP – the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP (10YFP). The Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles was set up in 2005 by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, with valuable support from UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. The Task Force’s objective was to explore ways to engage, exemplify, enable and encourage people, civil society organizations and governments to further sustainability in people's everyday lives. The Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles ended in 2009.


The Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles implemented nine key projects, which covered activities in 43 countries across all regions of the world. The projects covered fields as diverse as social innovation, communication, education, marketing, advertising and research. These projects tested ideas and collected stories on sustainable lifestyles from around the world. All the projects have contributed to a greater understanding of what sustainable lifestyles are and how they can be achieved. The lessons learned from these projects, along with the new areas for further work, are the Task Force’s contribution to the 10YFP on SCP.

For more information on this Task Force, please contact Ms. Gunilla Blomquist, Swedish Ministry of the Environment via email: gunilla.blomquist@environment.ministry.se.