10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

The 10YFP (10 Year Framework Programmes) has been adopted at the Rio+20 Conference as a framework for action on Sustainable Consumptiom and Production (SCP).

The Rio+20 Conference reaffirmed that Sustainable Consumption and Production is a cornerstone of sustainable development. Programmes are at the core of the 10YFP. They contribute to meeting the objectives, goals and functions of the 10YFP, responding to national and regional needs, priorities and circumstances. The programmes build capacity to implement policies, voluntary instruments, management practices, information and awareness raising activities to promote the shift to SCP patterns.

The 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Lifestyles and Education was launched at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya, Japan on 11 November 2014. The mission of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) programme is to foster the uptake of sustainable lifestyles as the common norm, with the objective of ensuring their positive contribution to addressing global challenges, such as resource efficiency and biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty eradication and social well-being. The SLE Programme is closely linked with other 10YFP programmes such as the Consumer Information Programme as well as other key international initiatives including the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

Objectives of the Programme:

  1. Build a shared vision of sustainable lifestyles;

  2. Integrate sustainable lifestyles principles and practices across all sectors of society;

  3. Develop tools and incentives, provide capacity-building for achieving sustainable lifestyles and disseminating good practices;

  4. Empower individuals to adopt sustainable lifestyles through education, awareness-raising and participation, engaging all forms of education;

  5. Measure and track the benefits of action targeting sustainable lifestyles.

For many years IFHE has promoted sustainable resource use and education for sustainable lifestyles. As an official partner organisation IFHE supports the aims and activities of 10YFP and Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme.

For more information about the programme please have a look at http://www.unep.org/10yfp/Programmes/ProgrammeConsultationandCurrentStatus/Sustainablelifestylesandeducation/tabid/106266/Default.aspx
and http://www.scpclearinghouse.org/

Live the Future now - Arrange Production and Consumption in a sustainable Manner

German-speaking IFHE Germany, Austria and Switzerland Conference about Sustainability, 21st and 22nd of April, 2016 in Bonn, Germany

The reduction of poverty, hunger and securing the livelihoods of plants, animals and human beings are pressing challenges. With regard to the increasing world population and the finite resources of our planet we have to think about how to meet the needs of nine billion people. Because of worldwide climate change we need toenhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. One main question is how to separate environmental degradation and resource use from economic growth.

The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), adopted at Rio+20 by the world’s Heads of State, is a global framework for action to enhance international cooperation and advance the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production in all countries and regions. IFHE is an official partner of the 10YFP.

Home Economists focus on sustainable resource management and the satisfaction of physical and psychological needs of individual, families and households to improve their well-being.

The German, Austrian and Swiss sections of the IFHE had hosted a German-speaking sustainability conference in Bonn, Germany on the 21st and 22nd April, 2016.

The subject of the conference had been related to the 10FYP on sustainable consumption and production patterns, described by the United Nations. The main conference goal is to find proposals for how this vision of sustainable consumption and production could become reality for consumers and producers, from a Home Economics perspective. Participants had experienced a wide range of presentations, from educational, scientific and practical viewpoints. In discussions and working groups they had had the opportunity to discuss themed topics and to make proposals about achieving process in sustainability in household production and consumption.

For further information and the full conference schedule have a look on the conference website (in German) under www.ifhe-dach.org

The conference is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Submitted by: IFHE Section Germany

Advancing Research and Education on Sustainable Lifestyles

Advancing Research and Education on Sustainable Lifestyles (SL), MORE-SL Workshop in Vienna

Under the roof of the 10-Year Framework of Programs (10YFP) for Sustainable Production and Consumption, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established several programmes to reach the sustainable lifestyles. Their overall aim is to make sustainable lifestyles desirable, beneficial and accessible for everyone, enabled, supported and encouraged by all sectors of society, including governments, the business sector and civil society.

Submitted by: Dr. Stefan WAHLEN and Dr. Sylvia LOREK

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