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.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • India

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
01/08/2018

End date
31/12/2019

Objectives

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.

Activities

As part of the commencement of this initiative, a national multi-stakeholder consultation was organised to bring all stakeholders on board to the concept of Sustainable Production and Consumption and to understand the status of India's growth in this regard.
Based on the outcomes of the workshop, a Vision 2030 document on SCP in India and a Study of Housing in India through the lens of SCP is being developed.

Impact and Results

The impacts expected from this initiative are to ensure that SCP approaches to adopted in India's development strategy. Further sustainable preferential procurement of building materials needs to be encouraged so as to ensure sustainable housing in India.

Next steps and how to get involved

1. Participation at Stakeholder Consultation Meetings
2. Providing case studies and good practices on sustainable consumption and sustainable production
3. Capacity Building and technical support to targeted stakeholders