On 18-20 December 2017, the EU-funded SwitchMed programme was invited to present its policy methodology and the Sustainable Consumption and Production National Action Plans.
The roundtable identified the challenges of financing SCP practices and issued new recommendations which contribute to the transition to a sustainable economy that protects the environment.
“From Action Plans to Implementation” was the theme of the 5th Arab Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Consumption & Production held in Cairo, 18-20 December 2017. Participants from more than 15 countries, representing governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, discussed progress made by Arab countries in their quest towards meeting their national targets under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This 5th Arab Roundtable was co-organized by UN Environment, the League of Arab States, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE).
The three-day meeting was organized around the following pillars:
- “Developing Sustainable Consumption and Production policies and tools” and the alignment of the Arab Strategy of Sustainable Consumption and Production with the goals and targets related to Sustainable Consumption and Production in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- “Implementing Sustainable Consumption and Production policies and tools at the national and cities levels”. Sharing knowledge, good practices and lessons learned from National Action Plans processes. Showcasing success stories from Arab countries’ partners of SwitchMed Project, the private sector and other stakeholders in the region.
- “Financing Sustainable Consumption and Production”, challenges and opportunities.
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