Roundtables on SCP
Mumbai, India (September 2006) and New Delhi, India (December
2007 and February 2010)
Three national roundtables have been held in India.
The First India Roundtable on SCP,
held in Mumbai (September 2006), identified the key SCP
priority areas for the country. They are:
- SCP International framework and national priorities
- Industrial production and energy utilization
- Water resources and agriculture
- Waste management with a particular focus on e-waste
- Tools for sustainable consumption: life cycle approach,
consumer education and information, and sustainable procurement
|Participants in Mumbai concluded
that environmental agenda must be linked
to combat poverty
The event was hosted by the Ministry of Environment and
Forests (MoEF), the Government of India, and UNEP, with
the collaboration of the Safety Action Group (SAG) and sponsored
by the European Commission (EC).
Report, including the Background Paper, and the Agenda
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|India SCP Roundtable
The Second India Roundtable (New
Delhi, December 2007), also hosted by the Government of
India and supported by the European Commission and UNEP,
built on the lessons learned from the previous meeting.
It exchanged ideas and experiences on developing 'key sector'
action plans in the following areas:
- Water efficiency and its utilization
- Integrated waste management
- Creating awareness for sustainable goods.
The three working groups came up with some key pilot activities
and recommendations for future action. This action is considered
a key stepping stone in the development and implementation
of a national programme on SCP for India.
The 3rd India Roundtable on SCP took place on the
11 and 12 February 2010, in New Delhi. The roundtable was
hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
and supported by the European Commission and UNEP. Over
60 stakeholders from government, academia, industry, civil
society and donor community participated in this roundtable,
which was inaugurated by the Joint Secretary (MoEF) Mr.
The Third India Roundtable was organized as a brainstorming
session to: (i) re-visit the five SCP concern areas first
tabled at the Mumbai Roundtable in 2006: Sustainable Agriculture,
Sustainable Energy - Production and Usage, Management of
Waste: Urban Solid Waste, E-waste, Hazardous/bio-medical
waste, Sustainable Water Management and Sustainability of
Consumer Demand; (ii) take stock of the existing situation
- practices, legislation, bottlenecks, obstacles; (iii)
discuss and agree on what measures are necessary to improve
the country's SCP performance and (iv) prepare the Indian
delegation to CSD 18.