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Global SCP Clearinghouse pre-launched

22 April, 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), has pre-launched the online Global SCP Clearinghouse, a unique one-stop hub dedicated to advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) worldwide. Through knowledge sharing, cooperation and participation tools, all stakeholders – governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, the business sector and civil society – will be offered the opportunity to:

 

- Participate and contribute to regional and thematic "communities of practice"  dedicated to key SCP areas or sectors, such as sustainable food systems, sustainable tourism, sustainable public procurement or lifestyles, education and youth;
- Share and find information on SCP through a worldwide SCP initiatives database, news and events;
- Build networks and identify partners with an interactive SCP cooperation marketplace, working groups and forums; 
- Strengthen capacities with the experts / resource persons directory, a dedicated E-library and other tools included in MySCP, the members’ personal space on the platform.
- The Global SCP Clearinghouse will also serve as the information platform of the 10YFP.

 

The information about the Global SCP Clearinghouse can be found at www.start.scpclearinghouse.org. During the pre-launch phase you can:

- Sign up and become a member: you will be among the first ones connected to the Global SCP Clearinghouse;
- Register as an expert or resource person;
- Share information about your SCP initiatives - policies, partnerships, projects, etc. to feed the worldwide SCP initiatives database;
- Follow the Global SCP Clearinghouse on Facebook and Twitter.

 

The objective of the pre-launch is to engage the global SCP community and populate the database of the Global SCP Clearinghouse before it goes live in May.

 

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