Sustainable Consumption and Production e-Learning Courses

The series of regional e-learning courses “Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)” aims to provide policymakers from the Asia, Africa and Latin America with a comprehensive introduction to the SCP approach and its application opportunities. The courses are moderated, take 8 weeks to complete, and are highly interactive and practice-oriented.

The e-course on SCP have been developed in close collaboration with the regional offices of UN Environment, the Secretariat of the 10 Years Framework of Programmes on SCP (10YFP), as well as the SWITCH-Asia and SWITCH Africa Green programmes of the European Union.

“Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Asia” is the first course of this kind, produced specifically for the Asia-Pacific context. There have been three editions so far - in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively. Through the course, close to 200 key stakeholders from more than 30 countries have been trained. This has led to measurable results and evidence of impact across the continent. The course development and delivery have been supported by the SWITCH-Asia Programme of the European Union.

Learn more about the impact from the course by downloading the course brochure.

During the 2nd and 3rd edition of the courses, small grants of up to 7000 K were awarded to course participants for the implementation of SCP projects developed during the course. Learn more about projects in Sri Lanka and Bhutan!

Following interest from other regions UNITAR and UN Environment scaled-up their partnership, with the goal of delivering more dedicated regional training on SCP.

In 2016 the e-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Africa” was created and delivered in English and French language, training more than 110 stakeholders from over 33 African countries. The course was supported by the SWITCH Africa Green programmes of the European Union.

Learn more about the course from the impact brochure, available here.

With the goal of scaling up learning on the various approaches and tools for SCP in the region, UN Environment and UNITAR are partnering to deliver for the first time the interactive e-learning course “Introduction to SCP in Latin America and the Caribbean region: Approaches and Practical Tools”. The course will be delivered in parallel in Spanish and English language. The first edition of the course is taking place 2 October – 24 November 2017.

For more information, download the course flyer in English and in Spanish language.