Our network EARTH has been selected to be partner of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme. Leaded by the UNEP (United Nations for Environment Programme), the 10YFP is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards SCP in both developed and developing countries. The framework will support capacity building, and provide technical and financial assistance to developing countries for this shift. The 10YFP will develop, replicate and scale up SCP and resource efficiency initiatives, at national and regional levels, decoupling environmental degradation and resource use from economic growth, and thus enhance the net contribution of economic activities to poverty eradication and social development. The framework will encourage innovation and cooperation among all stakeholders.
The 10YFP is a concrete and operational outcome of Rio+20. It responds to the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI). It builds on the 8 years work of the Marrakech Process, on regional SCP strategies and initiatives, as well as on the national cleaner production centers and other SCP best practices engaging a wide range of SCP stakeholders.
EARTH will take part to the program by giving its opinion, comments and feedbacks regarding the advancement and realization of the program.