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10YFP Board and SCP Partners Meeting

  • Published on February 15, 2024

On the 24th February at UNEP HQ in Nairobi and online, the 10YFP Board and SCP Partners event is to hold a day of engaging topical sessions open to friends and partners held in the context of the 6th session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6). 

The 10YFP Board and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Partners Meeting will take place on February 24, 2024, at UNEP HQ in Nairobi, Kenya and online.

 

We invite partners and friends to a day of engaging topical sessions held in the context of the 6th session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6)

 

The one-day meeting will highlight the role of sustainable consumption and production and circular economy approaches for addressing the theme of UNEA-6: “Effective, inclusive, and sustainable multilateral actions against climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution” and will also connect with the themes of the 31st Meeting of the International Resource Panel within the context of the launch of its latest Global Resources Outlook Report. 

 

Throughout the day, we are bringing together the 10YFP Board with partners, stakeholders, and friends, including interested Member States. Across several engaging thematic discussions, we will be showcasing five platforms, tools and/or initiatives developed by the 10YFP and its partners, as well as best practices and relevant initiatives linked to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Sustainable Consumption & Production (2022-2030).

Partners and friends are welcome to join any or all our thematic sessions featuring keynote addresses, panels discussions and dialogues and involving a broad range of stakeholders from across the public and private sector, NGOs, academia, international organisations and the youth, all working together towards advancing the implementation of SDG12. 

We are delighted to be joined by a range of specialist moderators and panellists from across our network and beyond, find out more about our speakers on our event website.

Infographic of speakers including the UNEP Deputy Executive Director
 
Sessions include:

Towards a global dialogue on sustainable consumption and production: This session will allow participants to exchange views on the proposed theme for the first meeting of the Global Dialogue expected to take place in September 2024: “Reducing inequalities and achieving just transitions for all though sustainable consumption and production and circular economy”; encourage commitments from Member States and stakeholders and suggest how the Global Dialogue on SCP and UNEA can contribute to each other.

Leveraging digital standards and tools for sustainable consumption and production: During this dedicated session, we will introduce how UNEP, UNIDO and ITU are creating a platform for facilitating dialogues around digital standards and tools to promote sustainable consumption and production, towards building global consensus on key benchmarks. The panelists will look at various ways of how to increase active engagement of and support from Member States and stakeholders and identify opportunities to leverage existing approaches to digital standards to increase consumer information and engagement. 

Business commitments to implement sustainable consumption and production and circular economy and measure progress through a global circularity protocol for business: To level the playing field and promote the uptake of circular economy approaches and disclosure measures by private sector actors, WBCSD in collaboration with the One Planet Network Secretariat have started the development of a Global Circularity Protocol for Business. This session will therefore share knowledge and expertise on existing efforts which may contribute to the development of the Protocol; offer a platform to gain more insight and potentially engage in it; and hear direct insights from private sector actors from the Global North and South on the enabling policy conditions that may foster the widespread adoption of circular business models.

Accelerating actions towards the implementation of food systems transformation targets: The session, organized with the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme, WWF, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will provide recommendations on how to promote policy convergence and strengthen the environmental dimension of food systems transformation at different levels; share concrete examples and country experiences in accelerating the uptake of sustainable business practices and discuss their potential of replication in other countries and by other stakeholders; help gain insights on some of the available common mitigation and adaptation and nature-based circular bioeconomy approaches being implemented and measured across the sugar-cane value-chain. 

Promoting scientific and data-driven approaches to promote SCP: closing the SDG data gap and accelerate the implementation of the circular economy: The session, in partnership with the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS), addresses the worsening climate, nature, and pollution crises, suggesting that tracking progress towards a circular economy could help reverse these trends. It will explore innovative approaches and tools to fill data gaps for SDG indicators, supporting evidence-based decision-making through integrated analytics. The session aims to emphasize the importance of utilizing big data effectively, discuss critical steps in tracking progress towards circular economies, ensure alignment of scientific evidence and digital tools with decision-making processes, showcase examples of countries using big data to close SDG data gaps, and identify opportunities for replication. 

 

Register:

In-Person Attendance: If you are a registered participant to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) you can also register with our side event for our limited in-person attendance for sessions of interest or the whole day. The event will be held UNEP HQ (CR-14), registration with our side event is necessary in addition to UNEA-6 registration (Deadline: 16 February 2024).

Virtual Attendance: A live online broadcast is also available, simply register to join the event virtually and we will offer you the video link. Your link will be eligible for you to join us for either single sessions or the whole day.

 

 

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