UNEP is looking for an Implementing Partner in the Africa region for the project 'Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption & production policies'.
28 May 2020
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Introduction

UNEP is looking for an Implementing Partner to contribute to the delivery of its project ‘’Mainstreaming coherent and effective sustainable consumption and production policies, including through circular economy models: Best practices and recommendations’. The project supports the implementation of the first resolution UNEP/EA.4/Res.1 on Innovative pathways to achieve sustainable consumption and production, adopted at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in March 2019.

The Implementing Partner will contribute to the following activities in the Africa & Arab States region:

Activity 1: Development of an inventory of coherent product-policies, including in-depth analysis of specific cases of coherent product-policy frameworks in the region, which combine several policy instruments in a specific country or sector. Product policies refer to the policy mix which aims at minimizing the negative impacts of a product throughout its lifecycle (i.e. during design, extraction of natural resources, production, distribution, use, end-of-use).

[July 2020]

Activity 2: Collection and documentation of existing best practices and their impact to designing products and services in a sustainable manner in the region.

[July 2020]

Activity 3: Contribution to the overview report exploring the potential of best practices to designing sustainable materials, products and services and coherent product-policies to achieve sustainable consumption and production

[September 2020]

Activity 4: Organization of online regional multi-stakeholder consultations to formulate recommendations relevant to the region on the design and implementation of coherent product policies that contribute to boost resource efficiency, decouple economic growth from environmental degradation through sustainable consumption and production and foster good practices related to designing products and services in a sustainable manner.

[October 2020]

Activity 5: Contribution to the formulation of recommendations on the potential of designing products and services in a sustainable manner and coherent product-policies to support the transition to sustainable consumption and production by providing a regional perspective.

[October 2020]

Activity 6: Contribution to the dissemination in the region of the recommendations on the potential of designing products and services in a sustainable manner and coherent product-policies to support the transition to sustainable consumption and production

[December 2020]

Eligibility

This call for expressions of interest is open to any public or not-for-profit organization, including university & research centres.

Based in Africa or the Arab States, previous experience in sustainable consumption and production and/or circular economy.

Existing connections with networks of governments, representatives of private sector and/or civil society are considered as an asset.

Languages: English required.

Next steps

To express interest in this assignment and/or receive further details on the project, please send a succinct description of your organization’s profile no later than 9th June 2020 to Claire Thiebault, E-mail: claire.thiebault@un.org

The expression of interest should provide details on the relevant experience and previous research work in the field of sustainable consumption and production and/or circular economy of the Organization / university in the Africa and/or Arab States regions.

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