Philippine Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production (PAP4SCP)
The Philippine Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production (PAP4SCP) aims to influence and steer sustainable practices and behavior across sectors and levels of government. The Action Plan includes programmatic interventions, including circular economy approaches, geared toward decoupling the country’s economic growth from environmental degradation under the ‘new normal’ brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The PAP4SCP envisions having more Filipinos produce and consume green goods and services to accelerate the shift towards sustainable and climate-smart practices and lifestyles that will contribute to the country's long-term vision of a "matatag, maginhawa and panatag na buhay." To facilitate this, the Action Plan embodies a comprehensive framework covering (a) policy and regulation; (b) research and development, innovation, and technology; (c) infrastructure; and (d) promotion and education to enjoin consumers and producers to adopt sustainable strategies and practices.
Given the cross-cutting scope of the interventions, the operationalization of PAP4SCP follows a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach, especially in implementing and financing the priority actions, and developing and disseminating innovative and green technologies and circular economy practices across sectors.