Sommaire: 5 May 2010, New York - The SWITCH-Asia Programme presents a European Commission Side Event during the 18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18): A Regional Approach to Scaling up SCP Implementation
A Regional Approach to Scaling up SCP Implementation
This side event will highlight the approach of the European Union funded SWITCH-Asia programme that goes beyond demonstration and focuses on scaling-up of best practices of sustainable consumption and production (SCP). It will showcase contribution of the SWITCH-Asia projects towards poverty alleviation and resource conservation.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
1:15 to 2:45 PM
Conference Room 6, UN Building
Hosted by the European Commission
Lunch and Coffee will be served prior to the side event
In the last decade, a vast array of good practices on sustainable ways of production and consumption have been developed and demonstrated. The SWITCH-Asia programme now aims to go beyond such preparatory activities. SWITCH-Asia projects should make use of replication mechanisms to scale-up good cases and strive to mainstream resource efficient consumption and production. Replication can be achieved through multi-stakeholder approaches building partnerships with business service providers and actors along the supply chains. Policy engagement and having a supporting policy framework is as well crucial.
Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is an attempt to reconcile increasing demand for basic needs and bringing a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources, toxics, waste and emissions. Ultimately, it is about decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation. SCP strategies provide an opportunity for the region to enjoy more environmentally friendly and socially fair ways of designing, producing, using and recycling of products and services.
Panel discussion and movie projections
During the side event, a panel discussion accompanied by projection of three different thematic movies on SWITCH-Asia projects and programme activities will take place. The panelists include: