This report provides an insight into the diverse activities that have been undertaken by the Marrakech Process during the last eight years, providing highlights and lessons learned from the work of its thematic task forces, and progress at the regional and national levels.
It includes over 30 examples of innovation and cooperation, ranging from local to global levels, and including projects on education and lifestyles, such as SCP clubs for children in Tanzania and a global survey on sustainable lifestyles; the development of regional and national SCP strategies and action plans; the implementation of sustainable public procurement at the national and local levels; an Eco-labelling Mechanism for Africa; campaigns and policy recommendations for sustainable tourism; and best practices for sustainable buildings and construction.
It is clear that the Marrakech Process constitutes a unique voluntary and multi-partner experience, providing effective mechanisms to enhance cooperation at all levels to deliver change towards sustainable consumption and production and resource efficiency.
The challenge now is to accelerate and scale-up the activities developed by the Marrakech Process. CSD 19 represents an important opportunity to do so, consolidating and channelling technical and financial resources in order to deliver a shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns.