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We are One Planet: With the guidance of our Board and the strong encouragement of the entire network, a new visual identity and narrative voice has been developed. Though our official name will always be the 10YFP, the network is the One Planet network. You can find all of the logos for our visual identity here. An annex to the 2013 10YFP Brand Guidelines is now available to help guide you on how to utilize the One Planet logos. This annex will be continuously updated and refined.
We need your feedback! If you are a native-level speaker in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish, please have a look at the proposed translations for One Planet and its programmes. Does it make sense? Does it sound like conversational language? Does it communicate the boundaries of a singular planet while also communicating the need to come together as a singular community? Please let us know by 28 February 2018!
Laying the Foundations for the 10YFP Strategy 2018-2022: The Strategy Task Force met on 17-18 January. During the meeting, members of the task force defined the way forward on: partner engagement; capitalizing on existing initiatives; The 10YFP: a strengthened platform to advance SDG 12 at global and national level; tracking and visualising impact; communication and visibility; collaboration between programmes and integration of key cross-cutting topics; as well as preliminary definitions of key objectives over the next 5 years. The report can be found here.
Two New Trust Fund Projects in the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme: Please welcome “Sustainability Assessment of Nabta Smart Town (NST) and Actions for Improvement, Egypt” (implemented by VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland) and “Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) Responsible Sourcing System Implementation in Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama” (implemented by the Concrete Sustainability Council.)
Pilot Reporting on SDG 12.1.1: Inaugural reporting on the “Number of countries developing, adopting, or implementing policy instruments aimed at supporting the shift to Sustainable Consumption and Production” was closed on 15th January 2018. We received submissions from 71 countries on their national policies. The European Union also reported on regional policies relevant to SCP.
Colombia launched “Guidelines of Good Practices to Prevent and Reduce Food Loss and Waste”: Launched in January 2018, these guidelines are one of the first approaches that supported the national initiatives on food waste by the National Planning Department (DNP) in cooperation with Bogota Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá). The activities are supported by the United Nations Development Accounts. The guidelines are available in Spanish here.
Calls for Proposals:
Interested in a workshop on communicating product sustainability? The Consumer Information Programme is looking for events to host workshops for companies/marketers/label owners on the recently launched Guidelines for providing product sustainability information. The Guidelines provide key principles on making effective sustainability claims, to enable consumers to make informed consumption choices. We are looking for collaborative opportunities such as events or back to back meetings, for which we will provide an expert on the Guidelines to facilitate a session. Governments, trade unions and civil society are also welcome to participate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for side-events for The Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: The 5th session of the Forum, the regional preparatory meeting for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will take place 28-30 March in Bangkok. Interested member States, UN partners and international organizations are invited to submit concept notes here by 16th February 2018.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, the regional preparatory meeting for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will take place 1- 2 March 2018 in Geneva. For government representatives and other stakeholders wishing to participate in the Regional Forum, please register here by 16 February 2018.
The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development will be held on 25-27 March 2018 as a preparatory meeting for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 (APFSD 2018) to be held on 28-30 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. If your organization is interested in being represented at these events, please carefully review the call for participation and apply by 18 February 2018.