SCP Publications

Planning for Change: Guidelines for National Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Planning for Change provides guidelines on how to plan, develop, implement and monitor national programmes on promoting sustainable consumption and production (SCP). The provision of these non-prescriptive guidelines was a request to UNEP by the governments who work together at establishing a ten-year framework on SCP (Marrakech process). The manual includes a very accessible written overview of concepts, tools and policies, and presents an easy-to-use 10 step programme. It stresses the importance of obtaining high-level commitment, establishing multi-stakeholder processes, and setting objectives and indicators, preferably integrated with existing strategies on sustainable development and poverty reduction. The report contains nine case studies (Argentina, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, Jamaica, Japan, Senegal, Thailand, United Kingdom) and several other examples of good practice, a foreword by UNEP's Executive Director, Achim Steiner, a literature overview and a linkage to the UNEP online clearinghouse on SCP. The production of the manual was financially supported by the government of the United Kingdom (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA).

Language: English
Publication date: March 2008
Programme: Action Plan | Marrakech Process
ISBN: 978-92-2899-6
Pages: 108