The European Commission launched the SWITCH-Asia - Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) programme in 2007 to promote inclusive sustainable growth, contribute to the economic prosperity and poverty reduction in the region and to support the development of a green economy and the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and circular economy. The second phase of SWITCH Asia (SWITCH-Asia II) was launched in 2018 covering 19 Asian developing countries and five Central Asian countries. The Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) funded by the European Union is implemented by UN Environment.
The National High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Consumption for Policy Makers and Stakeholders will be co-organized by SWITCH-Asia II Regional Policy Advocacy Component and China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC) in Beijing, on 25 April 2019, with the support of Delegation of the European Union to China, Environmental Development Center of Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China.
With aims to strengthen the national policies and capacity related to sustainable consumption and production in China, this national policy dialogue will provide a good opportunity among different policy makers to communicate and share information and understanding on sustainable consumption, and create the bridges between policy makers and stakeholders so as to inspire the collective efforts and mainstreaming on SCP with a focus on sustainable consumption.
It is expected to propose strategic recommendations for sustainable consumption policy development and implementation in China through the deep panel discussions among policy makers and stakeholders, including sharing of policy status and plans on sustainable consumption, the gaps and priorities identification, practices and business models with a focus on reduction of single-use plastics and recycling of plastic waste.
Contact details :
Ms. Lixia Zheng
Project Coordinator for China
Regional Policy Advocacy Component
SWITCH-Asia – the European Union funded programme
UN Environment China Office
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