High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (Side Event) - Tourism & Construction: Circular Economy solutions for SDG12


18 July 2018

Conference Room 7, UN Headquarters
New York
United States

On the occasion of the 2018 High-Level Political Forum and the in-depth review of SDG 12, the Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Buildings and Construction programmes of the One Planet Network, together with UN Environment, as well as the governments of Bhutan, Botswana, Finland and Mexico, organized an official side-event to showcase how circular economy solutions in the tourism and construction sectors can accelerate the shift to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the implementation of SDG 12 while contributing to sustainable and resilient societies. 
It took place on Wednesday 18th of July from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm in the Conference room 7, UN Headquarters.
For more information on the side-event, please click here to download the programme or send e-mail to: sdt@unwto.org 
To read the UNWTO Press Release, please click here
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More information about what happened at HLPF across the One Planet network available here.

The official side-event is the result of collaboration between two programmes of the One Planet network, new name of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) since February 2018:

The One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme, which serves as a collaborative platform to scale up existing initiatives and partnerships and facilitate new projects and activities with potential to accelerate the shift to SCP in the tourism sector.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been leading the programme since its launch in November 2014, together with the Governments of France (Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition), Morocco (Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy), and the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) serving as Co-Leads.

The One Planet - Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme which aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions.

The programme is led by the government of Finland (Ministry of the Environment) and co-led by the World Green Building Council (WGBC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and UN Environment.