A range of activities at national level are designed to implement the German National Program on Sustainable Consumption. They include setting up the German Government's National Network on Sustainable Consumption and the German Government's Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption.

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Public Procurement, Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

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Objectives

The Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption is in charge of providing information on sustainable consumption, facilitating the cooperation of actors on sustainable consumption in Germany, organising meetings, providing individual support to actors, multipliers, associations, NGOs, businesses, etc.

The National Network for Sustainable Consumption helps promoting the implementation of the National Programme on Sustainable Consumption and strengthening the social commitment towards sustainable consumption.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

Policy instrument for SCP

  • The German government's National Programme on Sustainable Consumption
  • The German Government's Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption

Coordination on SCP

  • The German Government's National Network on Sustainable Consumption

Impact and Results

The German government's National Programme on Sustainable Consumption, together with the National Network and the Competence Centre, does not represent the end of a process but a way for Germany to drive the necessary structural change towards sustainability in the economy and society. The programme explicitly addresses not only consumers, but also all relevant stakeholders including the business and trade sectors, civil society, the media, the scientific community, local authorities, religious bodies, etc. It also addresses the public sector, which must lead the way as a role model.