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The 10YFP Board and Partners Meeting will take place within the context of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA6), contributing to its theme of “Effective, inclusive, and sustainable multilateral actions against climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution”.  

The meeting will also connect with the themes of the 31st Meeting of the International Resource Panel and with the launch of the Global Resources Outlook 2024 Report.

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Objectives

This one-day meeting aims at fostering greater understanding of key role of sustainable consumption and production in supporting the implementation of the UNEA6 theme and its objectives. The meeting will serve as a platform for highlighting experiences in the implementation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and circular economy approaches, showcasing five platforms, tools and/or initiatives developed by the 10YFP and its partners in the framework of the Global Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production (2022-2030) and the Results Framework & Budget (2023-2024).

Meeting overview
Session

Thematic sessions

 

For in-person attendance, all sessions below will be happening in Conference Room 14 of UNEP HQ building.

The primary objective of this meeting is to update Board Members on the priority activities of the 10YFP within the context of the implementation of its Results Framework & Budget (2023-2024) and outline specific areas of intervention as it relates to sustainable consumption and production across 2024.  

 

In particular, the session will address the following: 

 

  • The meeting will feature specific highlights and examples as it relates to Outcome III of the Results Framework countries, in particular developing countries and stakeholders mainstreaming and implementing SCP and circularity, that are leveraging the UN Development System; 

  • Provide an update of the 10YFP Buildings and Construction flagship initiative alongside plans for phase II of the Building Circularity into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – A Practical Toolbox;  

  • Outline the proposal for Brazil, within the context and the One Planet Network Forum, to host the Global Dialogue for SCP in September of 2024 and consider its theme and venue; and

  • Provide an update on the process and designation of the 10YFP Board Membership renewal  

The mandate and functions of the Global Dialogue on SCP are spelled out in the Global Strategy on SCP adopted by the Board of the 10YFP in consultation with Member States and welcomed by the UN General Assembly. The fourth pillar of this strategy concentrates on fostering a global movement and commitments for action on SCP and identifies a multilateral and multistakeholder dialogue as one of the means to achieve this result. The Dialogue aims to respond to the urgent need for multi-lateral coordination and multi-stakeholder collaboration, providing pathways for transformation and enhancing existing and/or new multi-lateral mechanisms for cooperation and multi-stakeholder partnership that accelerate the shift to sustainable consumption and production, including circularity.   

 

The session will allow participants to exchange views on the proposed theme for the first meeting of the Global Dialogue expected to take place in September 2024: “Reducing inequalities and achieving just transitions for all through sustainable consumption and production and circular economy”. During the session, participants will elaborate how the global dialogue itself, moderated and facilitated by the 10YFP Secretariat in cooperation with relevant UN entities and relevant SCP and circularity initiatives and partners, can provide a platform for securing and monitoring concrete commitments for action across sectors and stakeholder groups – including the children and youth major group, women and indigenous people, NGOs, and a space for sharing ideas, expertise, tools and solutions contributing to the shared objectives set under the strategy. 

 

The session will: 

  • Encourage commitments from Member States and stakeholders to contribute to the development of the first Global Dialogue on SCP in September 2024; 

  • Discuss the overarching themes for the first Global Dialogue on SCP; and 

  • Suggest how the Global Dialogue on SCP and UNEA can contribute to each other. 

 

Useful resource: 

Speakers:

 

Giovanna Cheikh Daniel

Ambassador Giovanna Valverde Stark

Ambassador of Costa Rica in Kenya & PR to UNEP and UN Habitat

 

 

Mr. Cheikh Fofana

Deputy Director

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal

 

Mr. Daniel Lodetti

Deputy Head for Sustainable Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil

Elizabeth Mrema Ibrahim Jorge

Ms. Elizabeth Mrema

Deputy Executive Director

UNEP

 

 

Mr. Ibrahim Tuzee Abdul-Raheem

Global Focal Point, SCP Youth Platform - Youth Constituency of UN One Planet Network, Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

Mr. Jorge Laguna Celis

Head of One Planet Network

UNEP

 

Session organized in partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

 

Digital solutions hold potential to accelerate the shift towards circular economy approaches across different sectors - such as batteries, plastics, electronics. They can generate opportunities to increase transparency, traceability, innovation, efficiency, and sustainability, benefitting both businesses and consumers. However, as the One Planet Network’s 2023 report entitled “Rethinking, Extending, Reusing – harnessing digital technologies for the circular economy” states, behind the opportunity there are also challenges.  

 

The session will present in practical ways how international organizations such as UNEP, UNIDO and ITU are working through the 10YFP to respond to some of the main barriers that perpetuate, from the design stage, the conventional linear model. The absence of adequate data collection systems, the lack of awareness and skills as well as fair standards and cohesive policy approaches are some of the obstacles the hamper sustainable, user-centred, and innovative solutions to address the evolving demands of modern consumers and the environment. In this session, it will be possible to provide feedback to these three leading international organizations that are helping countries leverage digital standards. 

 

The session will: 

  • Introduce how UNEP, UNIDO and ITU are creating a platform for facilitating dialogues around digital standards and tools to promote sustainable consumption and production, towards building global consensus on key benchmarks; 

  • Increase active engagement of and support from Member States and stakeholders around a digitalization for circular economy that ensures inclusiveness and integrates diverse perspectives; and 

  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing approaches to digital standards to increase consumers information and engagement.

 

Useful resource: 

Speakers:

 

Adriana Mr. Ken Webster

Ubeda Reyna

Ms. Adriana Zacarias Farah

Head of GO4SDGs and Deputy Head One Planet Network, UNEP

Mr. Ken Webster

Founder,

Society for the Circular Economy

 

Ms. Reyna Ubeda

Engineer to ITU-T SG5,

ITU

 

Sally Radwan Sheila Khan Tomoyoshi

 

Ms. Sally Golestan

Chief Digital Officer,

UNEP

 

Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

Director,

Industry and Economy Division, UNEP

 

Mr. Tomoyoshi Koume

Industrial Development Officer

UNIDO

 

 

Session organized in partnership with World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) 

 

The global economy is currently hardwired for a linear (take, make, waste) economic model. It needs rapid rethinking and repurposing to facilitate and accelerate the transition towards increased circularity. Companies can improve social and environmental performance, enhance competitiveness, and create new business opportunities by adopting circular economy approaches; global business community is ready to lead the way.  

 

To level the playing field and promote the uptake of circular economy approaches and disclosure measures by private sector actors, WBCSD in collaboration with the One Planet Network Secretariat have started the development of a Global Circularity Protocol for Business. This voluntary initiative addresses the pressing need to provide companies with a standard corporate performance accountability system for circularity, resulting in harmonized circularity methodologies and accounting metrics for reporting and disclosing their circularity performance. Such a Protocol will help them track their progress and identify opportunities for improvement when transitioning to circular economy models.  

  

The session will: 

  • Offer a platform to gain more insight and potentially engage in the development of a Global Circularity Protocol for businesses; 

  • Share knowledge and expertise on existing efforts which may contribute to the development of the Protocol, while ensuring a unified effort towards sustainable practices and circular economies; and 

  • Hear direct insights from private sector actors from the Global North and South on the enabling policy conditions that may foster the widespread adoption of circular business models.

 

Speakers:

 

Alison Mr. Constantine Nyanzero Davinah

 

Ms. Alison Gray Cairns

Head of Private Sector Engagement

UNEP

 

Mr. Constantine Nyanzero

Head of Innovation

Masawara Group

 

Ms. Davinah Uwella-Milenge

Principal Programme Coordinator

African Development Bank

ines Janez

Mr Oliver Boachie

 

Ms. Inês dos Santos Costa

Sustainability and Climate, Circularity Leader for Public Sector

Deloitte Central Europe

 

Dr. Janez Potočnik

Co-Chair of the International

Resource Panel

 

 

Mr Oliver Boachie

Special Advisor 

Ministry of Environment, Science,

Technology and Innovation of Ghana

 

Quentin Robert

 

Mr. Quentin Drewell

Director, Products & Materials

WBCSD

 

 

Mr. Robert Metzke

Senior Vice President & Global Head Sustainability Royal Phillips

 

 

Session organized in partnership with OPN Sustainable Food Systems ProgrammeWorld Wide Fund for Nature and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

 

There is an urgent need to progress on the recent commitments of food systems transformation, particularly by adopting and implementing more coherent and integrated policies and multi-sectoral action plans that connect the environment with food and agriculture sectors, while taking into due account the socio-economic dimension. The One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme is a multi-actor partnership focused on catalysing transformation towards sustainable food systems, as a critical strategy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This session is designed to provide entry points and interlinkages between food systems transformation and the theme and resolutions of UNEA-6, with a focus on promoting policy convergence and strengthening the environmental dimension of food systems transformation. The session will discuss concrete examples and country experiences in light of relevant UNEA-6 resolutions, including activities undertaken with the support of the 10YFP to promote ecosystem-based and circular economy approaches based on life-cycle thinking, encouraging industries to gain awareness of its impacts and take part in the solutions. Among those specific examples, the results of an international workshop on a Climate, Nature and People Positive Sugarcane will be presented. 

 

This session will: 

  • Provide recommendations on how to promote policy convergence and strengthen the environmental dimension of food systems transformation at different levels, including by leveraging UNEP’s work and contribution to the UN Food Systems Summit stocktaking process and in the context of the Rio Conventions;  
  • Share concrete examples and country experiences in accelerating actions towards the implementation of food systems transformation targets, including through the uptake of sustainable business practices, and discuss their potential of replication in other countries and by other stakeholders; and 
  • Gain insights on what are some of the available ecosystem-based and circular economy approaches, using the example of the sugar-cane value-chain. 

 

Useful resources: 

Speakers:

 

Adam

James

Monica Yator

Mr. Adam Gerstenmier

Executive Director

Food Action Alliance

 

Mr. James Lomax

Senior Officer

UNEP

 

 

Ms. Monica Yator

Founder

Indigenous Women and Girls Initiative

Patrick Osmany Robynne

Mr. Patrick Mink

Senior Policy Officer

Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland

 

Mr. Osmany Cantillo

Senior Official

International Affairs Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba

 

Ms. Robynne Anderson

President

Emerging Ag Inc

 

Session organized in partnership with International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS).

 

Despite growing scientific evidence and powerful digital tools, the climate crisis, the nature and biodiversity crisis and the pollution and waste crisis are worsening. Tracking process in the transition towards circular economy could help us reverting the trends on the triple crises. The session will discuss innovative approaches and tools to fill in data gaps for SDG indicators, which will support decision-making processes based on evidence and integrated analytics.   

  

The session will: 

  • Clarify the importance of fully exploiting big data as an innovative data source; 

  • Highlight critical steps that need to be taken in tracking progress towards the shift to circular economies; 

  • Discuss what is required to ensure that scientific evidence and digital tools are tailored to support decision making processes; Show how countries are using big data and disaggregated data to close the SDG data gap and support decision making; and 

  • Identify opportunities for replication. 

 

Useful resources: 

Speakers:

 

Lis Mr. Huadong Guo

Cheikh

Elisabeth Bernhardt

Officer in charge, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems,

UNEP

Mr. Huadong Guo

Director General

International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS)

 

 

M. Cheikh FOFANA

Deputy Director

Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition of Senegal

 

 

Liu Xiaosong

 

Mr. Jian Liu

Director of Early Warning and Assessment Division

UNEP

 

Mr. Xiaosong Li

Professor

International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals