The Marrakech Process is a global process to support the elaboration of a 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production, as called for by the WSSD Johannesburg Plan of Action.
UNEP and UN DESA are the lead agencies of this global process, with an active participation of national governments, development agencies, and civil society.
In order to support the implementation of concrete projects and capacity building, seven Marrakech Task Forces have been created as voluntary partnership initiatives with the participation of experts from developing and developed countries.
Forty-five national cleaner production centers are supporting developing countries in their efforts to: raise awareness about sustainable production; train local experts and build local capacity; provide technical assistance to individual enterprises; support development of projects on cleaner development; disseminate technical information; and provide policy support to governments.
Regional SCP implementation networks have been launched in all regions engaging all interested stakeholders. Institutional mechanisms are supporting implementation projects and capacity building efforts in line with established regional priorities.
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This website also serves as a clearinghouse for issue papers related to sustainability, as well as a library of policy toolkits (coming soon), publications and papers that provide technical guidance on the development of policy frameworks to support sustainable consumption and production.