1. GLOBAL 10 YFP on SCP
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.
2. AFRICAN REGIONAL ROADMAP on 10YFP SCP
The African region has been at the frontline for the promotion of SCP. SCP activities in Africa started in the mid1990s.The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UNEP developed a programme of establishing National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs) in 1995, which have remained the major institutions for promoting SCP in the region. Since 2000, the African network of NCPCs started to convene biannual regional roundtables on SCP. In 2004, the African Roundtable on SCP (ARSCP) was established as a not for-profit regional institution to promote SCP. The ARSCP pioneered the development of the African 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on SCP in 2004 with a strategic focus linking SCP with the challenges of meeting basic needs in a more sustainable manner. In 2005 the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) endorsed the African 10YFP. The first African 10 YFP on SCP was officially launched in 2006 in Addis Ababa and besides the fact that it was based on the work of African experts, it was also the first regional 10 YFP on SCP
3.AFRICAN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEAPFROGGING ADVISORY SERVICES (ATLAS)
ATLAS’s mission is to provide cutting edge advisory and technical support to African countries and development organizations with a particular focus on transformational policy and planning processes that enhances Africa’s leapfrogging potential to an Inclusive, Low Carbon and Resource Efficient economies.