While over the last two decades progress has been achieved in addressing sustainable consumption and production (SCP) issues, albeit in a fragmented manner, strategies and policies specifically targeting SCP often remain under-developed in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). Developing SCP strategies and policies requires inter-sectoral and inter-ministerial coordination, and consolidated decision-making in relevant economic areas. Information on the economic benefits of environmental policies and investment return from greener options needs to be communicated with decision makers and the public. As SCP is a holistic approach rather than an end-of-pipe solution, it needs inter-ministerial coordination and the active involvement of a wide range of stakeholders.
The EaP GREEN programme will support the development of national SCP policy frameworks in order to:
To this end, the following activities will be carried out:
UNEP is the lead partner for this element of the programme.
DID YOU KNOW? ...that the 10 Year Framework of Programmes (10 YFP) on SCP was adopted at the Rio+20 conference in June 2012. The 10 YFP is the platform to support the implementation of regional and national SCP programmes.