This workshop was a sharing and strategy session among stakeholders engaged in advancing sustainable consumption and production (SCP), including US and Canada government representatives, civil society, academia, private sector and international organizations.
It included representatives of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF-SPC) from the North American region. The results of the meeting were shared at UNEP RONA’s North American Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation (12-13 December 2012).
The goals of this meeting were to:
1. share goals and activities of existing SCP initiatives in North America,
2. discuss opportunities that arise from the United Nation’s recent adoption of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and
3. identify strategic areas of collaboration, possible expansion of the network (e.g., to include trade unions, local authorities and other stakeholders), and next steps.
Full conference details and proceedings available here: http://nasca.icspac.net/about/NARSPAC_2012workshop.aspx.