Shaping the economy of sustainable development: Pan-European Region

Published in 2018 by

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption
and production advanced by the governments of the pan-European region

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Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview of those policies and initiatives, the report was developed based on literature review as well as on the results of a pilot survey conducted by UN Environment serving as Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP end of 2015, to which 18 European countries and 52% of the Western and Central European countries. The report provides elements of the European region’s socio-economic and environmental profile, which sets the scene, an introduction to regional frameworks and networks promoting more sustainable consumption and production patterns across Europe, as well as an initial review of relevant national policy frameworks and instruments, with two objectives: 1) understanding on-going efforts to create the conditions for an economy of sustainable development, and 2) laying the foundations for a baseline that can serve as a starting point to track progress on sustainable consumption and production policies in the region, in the context of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.