National Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme

Published in 2013 by

Type of document: Policy and legislation

Rwanda like most countries around the world is currently faced with the problem of
unsustainable consumption and production patterns that threaten the future wellbeing of
generations to come. As a way of trying to address that imbalance, the country has
developed this National Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Programme to
bring about a shift towards a more sustainable mode of development. Sustainable
Consumption and Production (SCP).

Further information

The programme was developed based on a ten step process for developing National Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UNEP, 2008) and there was considerable input from a number of key stakeholders within Rwanda as part of the process of its formulation, especially as one of the key requirements is the identification of key government priority areas where SCP interventions can be applied. Coupled with that was a review of existing sustainable development initiatives of which a number were identified including but not limited to initiatives such as Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), Environmental Education for Sustainable Development and Green financing.