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ABC of SCP: Clarifying Concepts on Sustainable Consumption and Production

This publication “ABC of SCP” aims to clarify the main terms and concepts related to sustainable consumption and production, and other terms associated with sustainable development, and the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The main objective is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation on SCP between all stakeholders. This “ABC of SCP” does not pretend to present globally agreed definitions, but rather in most cases offers working definitions that may continue to evolve.

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Field Value
Document type Guidelines, instruction manuals, handbooks
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) ABC of SCP
  • Agriculture and fishing
  • Economy and commerce
  • Industries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. UNEP would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.

No use of this publication may be made for resale or for any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission in writing from the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Author (corporate) United Nations Environment Programme
Publication place France
Publisher 100 Watt
Publication date 2010
Keywords sustainable consumption,sustainable production
Date uploaded March 12, 2018, 04:25 (UTC)
Date modified March 14, 2018, 06:51 (UTC)