10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production
One of the important programmatic outcomes from the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was the adoption of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) — commonly referred to at the 10YFP.
The 10YFP was initiated to promote resource efficiency and sustainability, and does this through facilitating knowledge exchange on specific topics, funding related projects, and connecting a diverse group of global stakeholders which includes governments, businesses, NGOs, and technical experts. Now that the 10YFP has reached the midpoint of its initial term, partners are working together to review progress and develop a strategy for the SCP program moving forward.
- Sustainable public procurement Exit
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- Sustainable food systems Exit
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EPA's Role in the 10YFP
EPA serves as the U.S. National Focal Point for the 10YFP. EPA coordinates an interagency group to provide a “whole of government” perspective on the relevant 10YFP programs, and to leverage cross-cutting expertise from different departments and agencies.
EPA is currently focused on four key areas in support of the 10YFP:
- Inputs to the Global SCP Clearinghouse. Exit The Clearinghouse is the key information exchange and global networking platform supporting the 10YFP.
- The 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme. Exit EPA was a founding member of this UNEP-led initiative launched at Rio+20, and formerly served on the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee. EPA remains engaged with several of the program's Working Groups.
- Collaboration on Development of a Global Network of Interoperable Life-Cycle Assessment Databases. Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a touchstone feature of the 10YFP. This project was advanced under the International Forum on LCA Cooperation and is part of the 10YFP Consumer Information Programme. Exit
- Cooperation on Reducing Wasted Food. EPA works with the UNEP Regional Office for North AmericaExit to promote recovery of wasted food (e.g. for donation to food banks) and food waste recycling (e.g. for industrial applications, anaerobic digestion and composting) to divert it from landfill disposal and reduce methane emissions. The project considers regional and international best practices, and supports objectives of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme. Exit
- Visit the official website of the 10YFP Exit (hosted by UNEP)
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