Industry Roundtable (Side event:22nd MoP)- Session3: Green Economy


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Industry Roundtable (Side event:22nd MoP)- Session3: Green Economy

  1. 1. Promising Role of Industry in Green Economy and CSD18 Policy Options (Sustainable Consumption and Production / Resource Management) UN CSD SCP18/19 by Anthony SF Chiu (AP Author) UN CSD18 excerpt extracted by Anthony SF Chiu Roundtable Bangkok, Thailand November 9, 2010
  2. 2. Issues and Challenges
  3. 3. Sustainable Consumption and Production 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP Energy,Water,Climate,BasicNeeds...
  4. 4. International Commitment on SCP and Regional Relevance (Chiu, 2009)  Green Growth (UNESCAP, 2005) at the MCED5  Regional Green Growth Policy Dialogues and Forums  Seoul Initiative on Green Growth Network (SINGG)  Green Economy (Global Citizen Center UNEP and Partners)  Three key elements (TBL) ◦ the Green Economy report, that will provide an overview, analysis and synthesis of how public policy can help markets accelerate the transition towards a green economy; ◦ The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), a partnership project focusing on valuation issues; ◦ Green Jobs report, published in September 2008, that looked at employment trends.
  5. 5.  Circular Economy International Commitment on SCP and Regional Relevance  3R Platform  Global Green New Deal (UNEP)  UNEP/UNESCAP SCP Helpdesk Three groups of focus were prioritized: •Product – performance standard, PSS, integrated product policy, etc. •Demand side management – education, market, procurement, indicators •Infrastructure – building and transportation UNESCAP / UNEP SCP Helpdesk was established in 2006 •To foster innovative practices of sustainable consumption and production in Asia and the Pacific •Acted as an information hub, co- organized and hosted meetings, and developed specific partnership
  6. 6. P o l i c y O p t i o n s (Chiu 2009) • Green public procurement as the main driver for SCP and green growth (Green Supply Chain and EIP Programmatic Procurement) • Clear sustainability targets (EIP Indicators) • Focus on investments towards Green Economies • Facilitate a behavioral change of consumption patterns
  7. 7. P o l i c y O p t i o n s (Chiu 2009)  Appropriate timing on resource pricing  Capacity Building  Subregional cooperation and benchmarking  More SCP-focused strategies (Circular Economy)  Empower the civil society  Operationalization of database and clearing house for indigenous technology
  8. 8. Mapping Tool PROGRAMMES POLICY AND MEASURES MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION, other SUPPORT MECHANISMS LEAD ACTORS MEASURES OF SUCCESS REGION NON-SECTOR SPECIFIC/CROSSCUTTING Green public procurement -Central and local authorities to develop policies, strategies, regulations, incentives as well as educational programmes - Information on best practices, experience and know-how of Green Procurement to be shared and transferred by all stakeholders around the world - Cooperation between governments for knowledge and technical transfer - Regular workshops, training programmes and seminars -Dialogue with businesses, NGOs and public sectors to set up green purchasing promoting organisations National governments; APRSCP; UNEP; Marrakech Process Task Force on Sustainable Procurement; - Eco labelling organisations -Number of governments and local authorities developing or implementing green public procurement law or equivalent -Annual government spend on green products and services Asia Pacific
  9. 9. Mapping Tool THEMES/SECTORS Waste management -Implement sound management of waste; - -Strengthen human and institutional capacity on sound management of waste; - Dissemination of knowledge and technology, investment in environmental sound management of waste; -National governments; -UNEP; -UNESCAP; -Number of integrated waste management programmes in place at both local and national level All governance levels in AP region Clean water Sustainable energy -Enabling policy framework that improves access to reliable and affordable energy; -Develop human and financial capacity for take up of renewables; -Support development of rural organisations, community-driven cooperatives to enhance investments in renewable National government s, World Bank; Total generation capacity from renewable energy sources Asia Pacific
  10. 10. Possible Elements of a 10-year Framework Priority sectors and areas where tools could be applied include: • housing and buildings, • transportation, • food and agriculture, • small-scale enterprises, • energy and water efficiency, • the information technology sector, • waste management, • sustainable tourism 319 A 10YFP should provide: • sustainable procurement •cleaner production guidelines and methods •green building codes and standards •sustainable resource use measures •demand-side management for electricity •reduction of fossil fuel subsidies •promotion of renewable energy through feed-in tariffs •development of super-efficient consumer products •eco-labelling, codes of conduct for advertising •awareness raising campaigns •education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles. 318
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