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.
We are pleased to announce the first newsletter of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). The 10YFP is a concrete operational outcome of Rio+20. UNEP has been honoured with the request to serve as Secretariat, to which we will provide all our energy and dedication. The 10YFP newsletter will be published quarterly, and will be providing the latest news and developments of the 10YFP at the global, regional and national levels.
We look forward to working with the future board and focal points, as well as with SCP practitioners all concerned UN agencies and with you in this Global Framework for Action on SCP!
We hope you find this newsletter useful and look forward to your active engagement in implementing this framework!
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). The framework aims at enhancing international cooperation to support regional and national initiatives accelerating the shift towards SCP in both developed and developing countries, with the participation of all stakeholders. UNEP has been requested to act as Secretariat of the 10YFP and to establish and administer a Trust Fund to support SCP implementation in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The United Nations General Assembly 2nd Committee, has recently decided to establish a 10-member board for the 10YFP consisting of two members from each United Nations regional group, to be nominated by 31 January 2013, and designated the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as the ad interim Member State body to receive reports from the Board and Secretariat. Member states and other stakeholders are invited to designate SCP focal points (A/C.2/67/L.45).
The Global SCP Clearinghouse will be pre-launched by the Secretariat mid-January 2013. This online interactive one-stop hub will bring together the SCP community worldwide through a harmonized and dynamic information and knowledge sharing portal that will lead to more innovation, cooperation and partnerships for SCP implementation. It will provide an evolving global database of SCP policies, initiatives and tools worldwide as well as information on news, events, and publications, enabling participation of all stakeholders and strengthening networking and partnerships through various tools, including a cooperation market place and working groups.