The key objective of the working group is to promote sustainable consumption with information, communication and international cooperation. The working group is led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU).

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date
11/01/2021

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10YFP CI-SCP Coordination Desk

Coordination Desk

10YFP CI-SCP

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Objectives

The goal of the working group is to contribute to reducing the negative impacts of consumption on biodiversity and ecosystem services by activating stakeholders in policy, business and civil society and enabling consumers to make informed choices for sustainable consumption.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

Coordination on SCP

  • Meetings and Workshops of the Working Group Biodiversity Communication

Impact and Results

The links between prevailing consumption patterns and the loss of biodiversity become clear by looking at the resource consumption and environmental impacts along the entire life cycle of a product. The One Planet network Consumer Information Programme set up the working group dedicated to “Biodiversity Communication”, which will contribute to a paradigm shift. The working group brings together different stakeholder groups including civil society, business, policy makers and representatives of science. The working group has three fields of action: Information, Communication and Cooperation. The working group aims to raise awareness for the consequences of consumption on biodiversity and ecosystem services, strengthen, enable and promote communication about consumption and biodiversity, and integrate biodiversity aspects into international processes on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

Next steps and how to get involved

Please contact the Consumer Information Programme coordination desk via ciscp@un.org for more information about this working group!