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Goal n.12 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Paragraph 28 of the 2030 Agenda reads: “We (Countries) commit to making fundamental changes in the way that our societies produce and consume goods and services. Governments, international organizations, the business sector and other non-state actors and individuals must contribute to changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns, including through the mobilization, from all sources, of financial and technical assistance to strengthen developing countries’ scientific, technological and innovative capacities to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production. We encourage the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. All countries take action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries”.

The concept of sustainable consumption and production was later recognized in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, adopted in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). On that occasion, sustainable consumption and production was identified as one of the three overarching objectives of, and essential requirements for, sustainable development, together with poverty eradication and the management of natural resources in order to foster economic and social development. It was acknowledged that fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development.

The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation also called for all countries to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with the developed countries taking the lead and with all countries benefiting from the process, taking into account the Rio principles, including, inter alia, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities as set out in Principle 7 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

Furthermore, the Plan called in its Chapter 3 “Changing unsustainable patterns of consumption and production” for governments, relevant international organizations, the private sector and all major groups to play an active role in changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns and more specifically,through its Paragraph 15, to "Encourage and promote the development of a 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) in support of regional and national initiatives to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production to promote social and economic development within the carrying capacity of ecosystems".

The 10- year framework of programme (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production patterns was adopted at the Rio+20 Conference, through Paragraph 226.

UNEP has been requested to serve as the 10YFP Secretariat and to establish and administer a Trust Fund to support SCP implementation in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. (A/C.2/67/L.45).

The Inter-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) of the 10YFP was established in May 2013, with the participation of 19 United Nations bodies. It is permanently chaired by UNEP and co-chaired for the period 2013-2015 by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Coordination Group has been providing inputs for the development of the 10-year framework programmes and prepared a document on “SCP in the SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] Focus Areas”, which was issued in June 2014. The main areas of actions of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group include enhancing visibility within the UN and the raising awareness outside the UN, enhancing coherent inter-agency support for the implementation of the programmes, conducting joint research as well as promoting information exchange and responding to the 10YFP Board.

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Way forward by Minister Borbély, Romania Closing Session 14-Jan-2011
Closing remarks by Minister Chandeck, Panama Closing Session 14-Jan-2011
Major Group: NGOs Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 10-Jan-2014
Major Group: Business & Industry Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 10-Jan-2014
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One planet living – the case for SCP in the Post 2015 sustainable development framework Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 8-Jan-2014
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Major Group of Children & Youth, and Post Carbon Institute, Global Footprint… Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 23-Jun-2014
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Peru and Mexico Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Sweden Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Greece Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Southern African Group Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
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Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
India Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Saudi Arabia Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Tanzania Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
H.E. Mr. Balthasar Kambuaya , Minister for the Environment, Indonesia Dialogue with the Chair of the Board of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production 30-Jun-2014
Ms. Sylvia del Carmen Trevino, Director General of Industry, Ministry of Environmental and… Dialogue with the Chair of the Board of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production 30-Jun-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Madagascar Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
UN-Habitat Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Campaign for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Brazil Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Bangladesh Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Kyrgyzstan Interactive Dialogue 3: Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production 26-Sep-2015
Dr. Ulf D. Jaeckel, Head of Division of Sustainable Consumer Protection, Product-related… Moderated Dialogue “How could sustainable consumption and production contribute to SDGs?” 30-Jun-2014
Mr. Didier Bergeret, Head of the Global Social Compliance Programme Moderated Dialogue “How could sustainable consumption and production contribute to SDGs?” 30-Jun-2014
Ms. Kaye Ceille, President of Zipcar Moderated Dialogue “How could sustainable consumption and production contribute to SDGs?” 30-Jun-2014
Mr. Cesar Barahona , President of Global Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production… Moderated Dialogue “How could sustainable consumption and production contribute to SDGs?” 30-Jun-2014
Statement by H.E. Minister László Borbély Opening Session 13-Jan-2011
Planetary Boundaries Opening Session 30-Mar-2010
Presentation (Elements of and scenarios for 10YFP)‐ H.E. Minister László Borbély Opening Session 13-Jan-2011
Marrakech Task Forces - Implementing SCP Opening Session 30-Mar-2010
Statement by Minister Chandeck, Panama Opening Session 13-Jan-2011
Consumers International Affecting Sustainable Consumption - Some key issues and… Presentations 30-Mar-2010
10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP: Objectives of Intersessional Presentations 13-Jan-2011
Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns - Value of life cycle perspective Presentations 30-Mar-2010
Possible Functions of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP Presentations 13-Jan-2011
Industrial Ecology, Resource Decoupling, and the 'Master Equation' Presentations 30-Mar-2010
Key elements, DESA and UNEP Presentations 13-Jan-2011
Designing Greener products: Sustainable Consumption at our Company Presentations 30-Mar-2010
Brazil and Nicaragua Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 11-Jan-2014
Sustainable Consumption and Production Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
SDG‘s and Resource Management Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 12-Jan-2014
Beyond Sustainability: From Limits... To Growth Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
World Tourism Organization Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Major Group: Women Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 10-Jan-2014
Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 13-Jan-2014
European Union Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Sweden Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 9-Jan-2014
Major Group: NGOs Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 9-Jan-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Serbia Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 9-Jan-2014
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Bangladesh Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 7-Jan-2014
Denmark, Norway and Ireland Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 9-Jan-2014
Poland and Romania Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
GAHP-Global Alliance on Health and Pollution Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
Major Group: Business & Industry Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 8-Jan-2014
India Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Honduras Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 6-May-2014
Southern Africa Region Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Group of 77 and China Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Ethiopia Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Japan Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Peru and Mexico Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 6-May-2014
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Iran Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Sweden Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 8-May-2014
Bhutan, Thailand and Viet Nam Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 8-May-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Poland and Romania Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Maldives Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Solomon Islands Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 8-May-2014
South Africa Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Austria Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Bangladesh Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Landlocked Developing Countries Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Denmark, Ireland and Norway Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change 7-May-2014
European Union Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Barbados Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Senegal Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Nigeria Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Group of 77 & China Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Using Place-Based Efforts to Reduce the Consumption Footprint of the United States Department… Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Mexico Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Australia Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Sustainable Development and Mining - Working Together Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Morocco Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Cuba Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Nigeria Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Germany Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
European Union Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Major Group: NGOs Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Poland Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
France Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Major Group: Farmers Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Cambodia Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
South Africa Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Spain Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Guatemala Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Barbados Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Norway Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Argentina Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
A 10 Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Norway Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Ecuador Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Republic of Korea Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Group of 77 & China Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Finland Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Iran Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
India Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Group of 77 & China Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Canada Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Turkey Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
South Africa Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Indonesia Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Brazil Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
South Africa Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Cambodia Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
SCP Linkages and Perspectives Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Netherlands Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Egypt Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Switzerland Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
India Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Germany Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Sudan Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Major Group: Indigenous Peoples Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Indonesia Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Chile Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Algeria Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Uganda Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Sweden Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Israel Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Major Group: Business & Industry Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Switzerland Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Canada Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Sustainable Production, Consumption and Eco-Efficiency Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Vietnam Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Indonesia Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
European Union Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
UNEP Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Italy Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Review of implementation of Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) ,… Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Switzerland Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Italy Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Iran Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Croatia Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Barbados Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
United Kingdom Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Switzerland Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Republic of Korea Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Cuba Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Thailand Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Major Group: Children & Youth Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Algeria Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Saudi Arabia Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Israel Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Major Group: Farmers Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
UNIDO Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Kenya Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Institutional Support: Marrakech Process and Regional Activities in Africa Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Thailand Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Kenya Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Israel Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
European Union Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Belarus Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Major Group: Women Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Turkey Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Major Group: NGOs Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Egypt Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
UNEP Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
China Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Australia Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Major Group: Science & Technology Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Latvia Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Finland Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Major Group: Workers & Trade Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Mauritius Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Sustainable consumption and global equity: issues, key challenges and questions Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
Turkey Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Mauritius Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Major Group: NGOs Sustainable Consumption Production 6-May-2010
France Sustainable Consumption Production 3-Mar-2011
Costa Rica Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Major Group: Children & Youth Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Uzbekistan Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2011
Nigeria Sustainable Consumption Production 12-May-2010
Finland Sustainable Consumption Production 7-May-2010
Outcome of the RIM: Transport, Chemicals, Waste Management, Mining & 10 10-year… Western Asia 4-May-2010
Outcome of the RIM: Interactive Discussion Comments on 10 10-year Framework for SCP Western Asia 4-May-2010

Milestones

  • January 2015 SDG 12
    SDG 12 aims at ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. In particular, its targets focus on the implementation of the 10-year framework of programme, the achievement of sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources as well as halving per capita global food waste. Other targets are concentrated on encouraging companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle as well as monitor sustainable development impacts and rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies.
  • Three years after the adoption of the 10YFP at Rio, the First Global Meeting of the 10YFP was held at the UN Headquarters in May 2015. The event consisted of a Global Stakeholder Meeting of the 10YFP and of the Implementation and and Inter-linking 10YFP Programmes.
  • Through paragraph 224, Member States take the opportunity to "recall the commitments made in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation on sustainable consumption and production and, in particular, the request in chapter 3 of the Plan of Implementation to encourage and promote the development of a 10-year framework of programmes". Within the same paragraph, Member States also acknowledge that fundamental changes occurred "in the way societies consume and produce are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development". Paragraph 225 reaffirms the commitment "to phase out harmful and inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption and undermine sustainable development" and invite others "to consider rationalizing inefficient fossil fuel subsidies". With paragraph 226, Member States "adopt the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, as contained in document A/CONF.216/5, and highlight that the programmes included in the 10-year framework are voluntary".
  • January 2003 Marrakech Process
    The Marrakech Process is a global multi-stakeholder process to support the implementation of SCP and develop the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP (10YFP). The Process responds to the call of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation to support the regional and national initiatives to accelerate the shift towards SCP patterns, thus de-linking economic growth from environmental degradation. UNEP and UN DESA are the leading agencies of this global process, with an active participation of national governments, development agencies, business and industry, civil society and other stakeholders. The first meeting devoted to developing the10 YFP took place in Marrakech, Morocco in June 2003, hence the name.
  • In the JPOI, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) are recognized as an overarching objective and an essential requirement for sustainable development. Therefore, the JPOI calls on all stakeholders to "Encourage and promote the development of a 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) in support of regional and national initiatives to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production to promote social and economic development within the carrying capacity of ecosystems".
  • January 1994 Oslo Symposium
    Sustainable consumption was defined at the 1994 Oslo Symposium on Sustainable Consumption as: “the use of services and related products which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations”. There are five central concepts in the Oslo Symposium definition: • satisfying basic human needs (not the desire for ‘wants’ and luxuries); • privileging quality of life concerns over material standards of living; • minimizing resource use, waste and pollution; • taking a life-cycle approach; and • acting with concern for future generations.
  • January 1992 Agenda 21 (Chap.4)
    Chapter 4 contains two programmes areas respectively focusing on unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and on developing national policies and strategies to encourage changes in unsustainable consumption patterns.

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