The approach taken by the international process suggests that Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) should be used a as a tool for poverty eradication. In many ways SCP can be looked as a strategy towards promoting sustainable life styles and a tool for eradicating poverty. If sustainable consumption and production patterns are to induce sustainable lifestyles, then in Asia, Africa and Latin America poor people need to have access to basic human needs. Opportunities and choices of consumption for people in poverty are limited. Therefore, linkages between poverty and SCP need to be deeply researched using the already available volumes of information to provide a more holistic approach to the United Nation Marrakech Process for a 10 year Framework of Programmes on SCP.
The objectives of the project are to establish linkages between SCP and poverty eradication and then to propose guidelines for SCP in order to ensure equity, wellbeing, happiness and ultimately sustainable development. The final stage will be to develop a model based upon the findings to use
SCP as a tool for eradicating poverty.
The project will include activities including surveys and research on both sustainable and unsustainable consumption and production processes and the production of case studies, developing multimedia content, conducting stakeholder workshops and expert meetings to communicate the role of SCP in poverty eradication.
The target groups and stakeholders in the research stage of the project will include governments and civil society, consumer groups and environmental NGOs, universities ad research organizations, UN, business and industry organisations.
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