Sustainable Consumption and Production and the Green Economy: Building Linkages and Synergies towards Rio+20

Workshop 18-19 March 2010, Maison de l'UNESCO, Paris

A UNEP workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the Green Economy was organized on 18-19 March in Paris, with the following objectives:

  • Explore current understanding of the concepts of "Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)" and "Green Economy", as well as related concepts such as "Green Growth"

  • Identify linkages and potential synergies between relevant activities of UNEP and others on SCP and the Green Economy (GE)

  • Provide input to a draft paper on developing synergies and complementarities between activities and policies designed to promote SCP and build green economies

  • Inform the development of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP to be reviewed at CSD 19 and contribute to preparations for the Rio + 20 Summit, where "Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication" is a core focus area

A background paper was prepared for the meeting and will be revised on the basis of the outcomes from the workshop and any written comments that UNEP receives on that paper. This workshop and the preparation of the background paper was made possible by financial support from the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea (MEEDDM) of France.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Report

UNEP's Green Economy Initiative