Consultation initiated with a view of addressing diverse policy and practice issues, challenges, and transitions required for a mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in India.
28 August 2018
  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction
  • Sustainable Public Procurement
India SCP Multi-stakeholder consultation

WHO: European Union, SWITCH-Asia and Development Alternatives Group

WHEN: 28 August 2018 

WHERE: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

The economic development in India has though pulled millions of its population out of poverty; it had been accompanied by negative environmental and social impacts. India, world’s 2nd most populous country ranks poorly in terms of Human Development Index and Environmental Performance Index as compared to many other developing countries. India being one of the fastest growing emerging economies holds the dual responsibility to meet the development needs of its billion- plus population, and maintain a sustainable growth path i.e. conducting its production and consumption based activities within its environmental boundaries in an inclusive manner.

With an overarching view of addressing diverse policy and practice issues, challenges, and transitions required for a mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in India, European Union, SWITCH-Asia and Development Alternatives Group have joined forces to identify policy interventions in India's developmental policy, and more specifically in housing.

The objectives of the initiative is to generate awareness among policy and decision makers on the importance of adoption of SCP approaches in India's sustaianble development policy. A national consultation was held on 28th August, 2018 that brought together various stakeholders from the government, civil society, academia and private sectors to create multi-stakeholder dialogue to mainstream SCP in India.

The environmental impacts of the current consumption and production and lifecycle practices and the potential to mitigate these impacts through an inclusive strategy that supports economic growth needed to fuel development in the country was deliberated in the consultation. 

The consultation sought to assess and determine coherence in policies pertaining to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for the betterment of people and nature - vital to the new security agenda.

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Background

For the past few decades the European Union, SWITCH-Asia and Development Alternatives Group has been dealing with the issues of sustainable growth on a global scale - its search for ecological solutions aimed at human wellbeing, for all. All the groups are deeply committed to reducing environmental impact, enhancing greener more equitable economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as applicable in the region of intervention.

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  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction
  • Sustainable Public Procurement
India
Event
Circularity, Innovation, Procurement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)