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Marrakech Process: Second Newsletter Released

Marrakech Process

February 2009: The second newsletter for the Marrakech Process has been released. The UN Environment Programme and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs are the lead agencies for this global multi-stakeholder process to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

The newsletter reports on an event held at UNEP's Governing Council meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18 February 2009, titled “Building Resource Efficient Economies and Sustainable Societies,” during which participants discussed the Marrakech Process and the Resource Panel's relevance to, inter alia, climate change and policy frameworks to support a transition to a green economy. The publication also includes sections on: the first public draft of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes for sustainable consumption and production; the second meeting of the Marrakech Process Advisory Committee held in October 2008, in Paris, France; national and regional activities and progress on SCP; the December 2008 launch of a UN Inter-Agency Network to increase awareness of the Marrakech Process and its activities; and other stakeholder contributions to the Marrakech Process. [The Newsletter]