May 1, 2018 | Bonn, Germany | Climate Change
Building Sustainable Consumption and Production into International Policy and Cooperation
The Stanley Center will host a policy salon dinner to discuss how sustainable consumption and production can help put the world on a pathway to 1.5° C. Policy exists at local and regional levels, but work must be done to develop international policy in this area. Discussions will cover the following questions:
- What tools and policies are available to incentivize sustainable consumption and production?
- When approaching sustainable consumption and production at a global scale, what are the desired outcomes and policy progress, particularly when beginning such conversations?
- As countries prepare for the first round of NDC revisions, what political outcomes on sustainable production and consumption policies can support increased ambition toward the Paris pathway?
The UNFCCC, among other important venues and institutions, has recognized the value of sustainable consumption and production, including in technical expert meetings in Bonn focused on the circular economy and industry. Approaches like circular economy are not only attractive business models, but can help substantially reduce emissions. This discussion aims to further policy ideas in this area and build a conversation on international policy in this space.
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