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issue of "Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns"
has gained a new impetus in international debates as a result of
Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The
states now face the challenge of fleshing out the "10-Year-Framework
of Programmes" by integrating programme content at their
respective national levels.
can refer to a multitude of approaches and initiatives to promote
sustainable development. Nevertheless, new ideas are necessary in
order to implement sustainable consumption and production patterns.
this background, the German
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
and the Federal
Environmental Agency are hosting the conference "Sustainable
Consumption- and Production Patterns - National Dialogue on
the Follow-up of the World Summit for Sustainable Development"
in Berlin which aims at developing perspectives and new impetus
for the promotion of sustainable consumption and production patterns.
conference language is German.
participation in the conference is free.
information on the conference is available on the German
In the follow-up to the conference, a series of expert dialogues
is being organised by the German Federal Environment Ministry and
the German Federal Environmental Agency with the support of Ecologic.
The aim of these expert dialogues within the national dialogue process
is to prepare further steps of implementation focusing on specific
subjects and groups of actors.
Expert dialogue “Local Communities and Municipalities as
Innovators for Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns”
- 18 June, 2004
Expert dialogue “Producing and marketing sustainable goods
– Chances for small, medium-sized businesses and trade enterprises”
- 24 September, 2004
on the expert dialogues is available on the German