GO4SDGs is hosting a 2-day workshop on 10 and 16 March 2021 for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The workshop is built around UNEP’s Sustainable Consumption and Production Hotspot Analysis Tool (SCP-HAT). This tool analyzes hotspots in a country or at the sector level where unsustainable consumption and production is happening. Participants will learn how to apply this tool to a topic and interpret the results. The LAC workshops are the first in a series of Regional Workshops that will take place between March and May 2021.


With only 10 years left before the 2030 deadline, there is an urgent need to step up action. And every nation, every community and every person can and must make a contribution.

Progress in achieving the Sustainable Development has been, to-date, an evolution, characterised by concentrated but incremental progress. But it’s not enough. As UN Secretary António Guterres recently outlined in speech at the Leaders Forum (December 2020), we are facing severe setbacks in our work towards global goals for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. In his words: “The state of the planet is broken.” And that fixing it, must be the top priority for everyone, everywhere. The good news is that solutions and tools exist. Scientific evidence, policy learning, technologies, approaches are all at hand; what is lacking are the capacities and knowledge to create the systemic change needed. UNEP's initiative, “Global Opportunities for SDGs” (GO4SDGs for short) is building on this knowledge and know-how. 

GO4SDGs works with countries to strengthen their cooperation and capacities to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement. It helps countries map out how to decarbonise and decouple impacts of economic activity on pollution, climate and biodiversity. Under GO4SDGs, innovative and successful country-level activities are matched with existing networks and pools of expertise to increase sustainable consumption and production practices and inclusive green economies around the world. Specifically, GO4SDGs works with three change-agent groups: policy makers, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and youth.


This following workshop series is designed for UN Country Teams, research institutes, and other key decision makers. It supports GO4SDGs work on main streaming resource efficiency in development and climate change strategies. Each workshop is designed to help participants identify which national-level consumption and production practices can have the greatest effect on mitigating biodiversity impacts and climate change-inducing activities. Because of varying pressures and priorities, different regional workshops will be organized. There will be one per region: Africa, Asia-Pacific (AP), Europe (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and West Asia (WA). 


Invitations will be extended to technical staff in UN country teams; governments / national SCP focal points; and research institutes. There are a limited number of places available. Workshops are exclusively for actors in the region.

If you are interested in attending this workshop in LAC, on 10 and 16 March 2021, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/ktAUuTuLaHw4FhBo9. Registration for the LAC workshop closes 3 March 2021.

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