Sustainable Consumption and Production
and the Green Economy: Building Linkages and Synergies towards
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
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.
Green Economy Initiative
Green Economy, Green Growth or Resource Efficiency?
Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Division of Technology, Industry
Economy Initiative: Linkages to Sustainable Consumption and
Production. Steven Stone, Head
of Economics and Trade Branch, UNEP
Growth: An OECD Perspective.
Acting Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate
and the Marrakech Process: Stakes and Challenges.
Head of Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, UNEP
between GEI, SCP and other Initiatives.
Arnold Tucker, Program manager System Innovation and Environment,
models in the GER: Assessing the impacts of Green Economy
investmentsat the global and National level. Hans
Herren, Millennium Institute
approaches to Green Economy and SCP: The case of Asia and
the Pacific. Stefanos Fotiou, Regional Officer, Asia
and the Pacific, UNEP
Growth: Merging agendas in a changing policy setting UNEP.
Nathalie Girouard, Green Growth Strategy Co-ordinator,
OECD Environment Directorate
Economy through Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Carlos Muñoz-Piña, Instituto Nacional de Ecología,
Ministry of the Environment, Mexican Federal Government