Ten Year Framework - Outline

:: Objective of the 10YFP

The main objective of the 10YFP is to be a global framework for action on SCP that countries can endorse and commit to in order to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns, thus promoting social and economic development within the carrying capacity of ecosystems by de-linking economic growth from environmental degradation (as stated in the JPOI). The main challenge is to provide not only the key programmes of the framework, but also the mechanisms for its implementation (financial support, capacity building, technical assistance). This is the value added of the Marrakech Process; the Process has begun to develop a number of toolkits and methodologies that could support implementation activities.

:: Outline of the 10YFP

The graphic 1 below illustrates the proposed outline/scheme for the 10YFP. This outline emerged during the Stockholm discussion, and uses the idea of a “brokering system”, indicating that the 10YFP would link the “supply” of SCP support services (financial support, capacity building, technology support and know how transfer, etc) with the “demand” for SCP services by regions and governments according to their stated needs and priorities.

Graphic 1: Outline of the 10YF
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:: The process to develop the 10YFP

The process for the formulation of the 10YFP from now to 2010 will involve several iterations and includes consultations with key partners and stakeholders in the Marrakech Process including:

  • Advisory Committee of the Marrakech Process
  • Regional consultations, including multi-stakeholder forums, will serve as a key mechanism to provide inputs to the development of the 10YFP, ensuring that all regions and stakeholders can participate in its design
  • Marrakech Task Forces
  • UN agencies having SCP work programmes
  • Major group stakeholders, especially SCP experts.

A questionnaire to receive feedback and inputs on the 10YFP is being developed and will be used in all the regional meetings. The first draft of the questionnaire was tested at the 4th Regional Meeting on SCP in Latin American and the Caribbean (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18-19 October 2007).

In addition to the consultations with stakeholders, the Secretariat will undertake the following research as an input to preparing the first draft of the 10YFP:

  1. Carry out a mapping exercise on the existing SCP-relevant mandates of UN agencies,
  2. Carry out a mapping exercise to identify the “supply” of SCP programmes, capacity building, financial and technical support that is offered by
    1. UN Agencies,
    2. regional intergovernmental organizations,
    3. development agencies,
    4. business,
    5. NGOs and other Major Groups,
    6. Marrakech Task Forces, and other key stakeholders.
  3. Develop a map and expand the database on existing SCP initiatives, programmes and projects in all the regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, West Asia). This will be accomplished by an online questionnaire that will be answered by regional SCP actors, with the support of UNEP Regional offices, UNDESA and other Marrakech Process stakeholders.
  4. Identify the “Demand” for SCP support by analyzing the existing regional SCP strategies, needs and priorities as identified by the regional consultative meetings and other SCP related initiatives. The results will be reflected in a matrix highlighting the key SCP priorities, initiatives and needs in each region.
  5. Based on the analysis of the supply and demand perspectives above, identify and select the most important and effective SCP programmes that are needed and should be integrated in the 10YFP. The selection of the programmes should be based on the outcomes of the regional consultations (demand side), considering the key SCP priorities identified by each region. The selection process should also consider the economic, social and environmental relevance, as well as the policy effectiveness of each programme.
  6. Once the key programmes are selected, the mapping exercise will help to identify effective implementation mechanisms for each of the programmes proposed. In order to ensure that the 10YFP is both practical and pragmatic, efforts will be made to identify the following elements:
    1. Technical assistance, capacity building and technology support
    2. Financial support
    3. Important partnerships and cooperation mechanisms active in implementation
    4. Key actors that need to be involved
    5. Lead organizations that could be responsible for coordination of activities
    6. SCP indicators to measure progress.
  7. Formalizing cooperation, building partnerships, task forces and networks among stakeholders (government, business, NGOs, UN agencies, etc): these schemes have the primary objective to support the implementation of concrete activities of the 10YFP through projects, programmes and/or knowledge networks.
  8. Identifying the outreach that will be required for the implementation of the 10YFP, and proposing a monitoring and evaluation scheme with appropriate indicators (with regional differentiation) to measure progress in implementation of the overall 10YFP.