Shaping the economy of sustainable development: an overview of policies and initiatives supporting the shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in Africa

The technical report provides key elements of the region’s socio-economic and environmental profile, which sets the scene; an introduction to regional frameworks and networks promoting more sustainable consumption and production patterns; an initial review of relevant national policy frameworks and instruments conducive to sustainable consumption and production, as well as a set of recommendations for policy-makers to accelerate the shift. The reports also present numerous case studies as well as a country success stories, which stand as inspiring examples of government-led initiatives for sustainable consumption and production.