|| Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production and Resource Efficiency
into Development Planning
The world is facing various challenges that threaten both
ecosystems and humankind. These include climate change,
land degradation, air and water pollution, depletion of non-renewable
resources, poverty and hunger. Sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP), including efficient use of resources, can help address these challenges.
This publication was developed to provide countries with support
in integrating SCP approaches and tools into policies and
strategies, thereby ensuring SCP is considered at all levels of
development planning. The publication complements two other
publications, Planning for Change, a set of guidelines on how to
plan, develop and monitor national SCP programmes, and the
UNDP-UNEP handbook for practitioners, Mainstreaming Poverty-
Environment Linkages into Development Planning.