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Leaving no one behind: what does it take to scale up SCP?

Plenary Session 2

June 1st, 8:45 - 10:00

Please see the full recording of the session below

This plenary session assessed specific opportunities available for countries to embed Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in their development strategies. It addressed three angles: the UN system-wide perspective, the global normative processes (brought by the MEA’s), and country perspectives.


It focused on lessons learnt from a decade of implementation of the Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) and operational experience delivered by PAGE that have changed the way we think, act and inspire about sustainable consumption and production, so that post-pandemic recovery trajectories leave no one behind, deliver on global sustainability ambitions, and bring us on track by 2030. The session also focused on the importance of cooperation between key stakeholders, but especially across the UN system to facilitate SCP and SDG12 implementation across geographical divides. It encompassed high-level representatives from leading UN Agencies, Resident Coordinators and Ministries.


The aim of the session was to enhance a broader inter-Agency alliance for coordinated actions beyond 2022 that channel the right resources and capacity through existing and further programmes of work, that lead to a more tangible impact in a larger number of countries.




The key objectives of the session were to: 

  • Identify specific opportunities for countries to implement Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). 

  • Define a broader partnership plan across UN agencies to mobilise resources.

  • Learn from and exchange existing capacity and expertise from UN agencies.



Mr. Steven Stone, Deputy Director Economy Division UNEP

Keynote Addresses


Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity


Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director UN-Habitat


Ms. Ligia Noronha, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UNEP New York Office

country representatives


Ms. Katrin Schneeberger, State Secretary, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland


Ms. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment from the Republic of Cuba


Ms. Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator of Thailand


Ms. Elena Atansova Panova, UN Resident Coordinator of Egypt


Ms. Sabine Machl, UN Resident Coordinator of Georgia


Ms. Catherine Nassanga Namirembe Sozi, UN Resident Coordinator of Ethiopia