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International Cooperation

10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production

One Planet Network logoOne of the important programmatic outcomes from the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012 was the adoption of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) — commonly referred to at the 10YFP. The One Planet network, a multi-stakeholder partnership for sustainable development, was formed to implement the 10YFP. 

The One Planet network was initiated to promote resource efficiency and sustainability, and has done 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. 

Its six program areas are:
SCP is also a component of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Exit with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Exit adopted by the 193 UN member countries.  SCP has it is own Goal (Goal 12), but is also reflected in a number of other Targets identified in other SDGs. SDG Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production was one of a few Goals to be reviewed in depth during the UN High-Level Political Forum in July 2018. Exit
 
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Exit serves as the One Planet network Secretariat.

EPA's Role in the One Planet Network

EPA serves as the U.S. National Focal Point for the One Planet network. EPA coordinates an interagency group to provide a “whole of government” perspective on the relevant One Planet network programs, and to leverage cross-cutting expertise from different departments and agencies.  

EPA is currently focused on four key areas in support of the One Planet network:

  • Inputs to the Global SCP Clearinghouse. Exit The Clearinghouse is the key information exchange and global networking platform supporting the One Planet network.
  • The One Planet network Sustainable Public Procurement ProgrammeExit 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 One Planet Network Consumer Information ProgrammeExit
  • 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 One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems ProgrammeExit

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Contacts

For additional information on EPA's work with International Organizations, contact:
Hodayah Finman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2670R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-6600