Programmes

The programmes are at the core of the 10YFP.  They will contribute to meeting the goals and principles of the 10YFP, responding to national and regional needs, priorities and circumstances. The programmes will be based on life cycle approaches and on a solid scientific and policy knowledge base. 

They will encourage the participation of all relevant stakeholders and will use of a mix of efficient instruments to promote SCP.  Each programme will establish clear objectives and measures of success. See full list of programme criteria below.

The 10YFP establishes a set of criteria for the programmes, as listed below:  

  • Contribute to meeting the goals and principles of the 10-year framework of programmes, as well as to the three pillars of sustainable development;
  • Respond to national and regional needs, priorities and circumstances;
  • Be based on life cycle approaches, including resource efficiency and sustainable use of resources, and related methodologies, including science-based and traditional knowledge-based approaches, cradle to cradle and the 3R concept, as appropriate;
  • Be based on a solid scientific and policy knowledge base;
  • Be transparent;  
  • Be consistent with international obligations, including, where applicable, the rules of the World Trade Organization; 
  • Encourage the involvement of all relevant stakeholders;
  • Consider the use of a mix of efficient instruments such as education, training and data collection, as well as research activities in each programme, as appropriate;
  • Have established clear objectives and measures of success; 
  • Promote synergies with work in similar areas, in order, inter alia, to promote co-benefits and opportunities to leverage resources towards mutual objectives and minimize duplication of ongoing efforts, including in other international forums;
  • Be described in a simple common format, covering the programme criteria mentioned above and identifying lead actors.

Initial list of Programmes

The following flexible, initial and non-exhaustive list is intended to illustrate some possible areas of programme development and to inspire additional efforts to create programmes. It is important to support initiatives and ongoing programmes by developing countries. 

The 10-year framework should draw on valuable aspects of such experiences as the Marrakech Process, …. The ongoing activities of the Marrakech Process, such as the task forces, should be considered for integration into the structure of the 10-year framework of programmes;” (10YFP adopted document (A/CONF.216/5;   paragraph 2.b)

This indicative list builds on the experience gained through the Marrakech Process, including those areas identified in the regional sustainable consumption and production round tables, strategies and action plans.:  

  • Consumer information;
  • Sustainable lifestyles and education;
  • Sustainable public procurement;
  • Sustainable buildings and construction;
  • Sustainable tourism, including ecotourism.

There is the possibility to build additional programmes, based on consultations and requests from governments and other stakeholders, taking into account scientific information on SCP priorities at the global, regional and national levels. Proposals for additional programs will be discussed and agreed with the 10YFP Board.

CONSULTATION ON PROGRAMMES:

The 10YFP Secretariat is developing guidance for the Structure, development and operationalization of the 10YFP programmes; and is supporting consultations to develop and launch the 5 initial ones.

A proposed “5-steps model ” has been prepared to give guidance for the consultations and elaboration of the programmes. 

Common Format/Template for Programmes Proposal

Likewise, as proposed in the 10YFP adopted document (A/CONF.216/5), programs need to “be described in a simple common format, covering the programme criteria mentioned above and identifying lead actors.”   The Secretariat has develop a draft of this common format.  It  is meant to be used to submit a programme proposal to the Secretariat. Important note: this format would be filled in and submitted to the Secretariat as step 3 of the model mentioned above. Only after step 1 - Stock Taking & Consultations and step 2 - Key partners develop programme proposal, are completed. 

Status of the 5 initial programmes

a. Consumer Information - Step 1: Research and stock taking has started for the development of this programme, and a global survey was undertaken in June 2013 to identify main objectives of the programme. UNEP with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany and in close coordination with the 10YFP Secretariat is playing a 'catalyzing' role supporting the elaboration of a proposal for the 10YFP Programme on Consumer Information. Any actors from all countries can be involved in the design and implementation of this programme proposal: government, private sector, civil society, researchers, UN agencies, financial institutions, and others. The programme will be submitted to the 10YFP Secretariat in 2013.

b. Sustainable Lifestyles and Education – Step 1: Research and stock taking will start for the development of this programme in September 2013, and a global survey will be undertaken to identify the main objectives of the programme. UNEP in close coordination with the 10YFP Secretariat and key partners, including interested UN Agencies, in particular UNESCO, will be playing a 'catalyzing' role supporting elaboration of a proposal for this 10YFP programme.

c. Sustainable Public Procurement – Step 3: Submission of template for online final comments. The UNEP-led Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (SPPI) is formally applying to become the SPP Programme of the 10YFP. The SPPI Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) endorsed that proposal during it 22-23 January 2013 meeting in Paris. The SPPI was launched at the Rio+20 Summit. and builds upon the work of the former, Swiss-led Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP), grouping over 45 members from government, civil society and the private sector.  The objectives of the SPPI are to: (i) build the case for SPP, improving the knowledge on SPP and its effectiveness as a tool to promote greener economies and sustainable development, and (ii) support the implementation of SPP on the ground through increased collaboration and improved coordination between SPP stakeholders. The SPP programme is expected to be launched during the second semester of 2013.

d. Sustainable Buildings and Construction – Step 1: Research and stock taking has started through the Advocacy Committee of UNEP-SBCI (Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative), including identification of tools and strategies to support implementation of sector specific policies, and to identify building sector components of national and regional SCP strategies.  In addition, the research and stock taking will also include the work of the UNEP-SBCI Task Force on Supply Chains which is ‘mapping’ and identifying priorities actors, relationships and potential green interventions in the building sector supply chain.  

e. Sustainable Tourism, including eco-tourism – Step 1: Research and stock taking has started, and a Consultation Process will take place in the second semester of 2013. These consultations will be conducted regionally, will identify lead actors and partners and contribute to the drafting of the Programme Proposal. The activities are being conducted in cooperation with concerned UN Agencies, in particular UNWTO. The draft Proposal will be prepared and submitted to the Secretariat and to the board by end of 2013, with the expectation that the Programme will be launched during the first quarter 2014.

For more information on the one of the PROGRAMMES and its related activities and for expression of interest please contact the 10YFP Secretariat at 10YFP@unep.org. Please specify your programme of interest.