Advocating and utilizing the transition towards an inclusive green economy to create decent jobs for youth

Advocating and utilizing policies and tools for the transition towards an inclusive green economy and commitments to beat pollution to create decent jobs for youth and sustainable future for people and planet.

Entity

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) United Nations system entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead
  • 12.1 Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
  • 14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

description

We will support local and regional projects with technical advice and co-ordination on how to use their resources in a sustainable way while providing youth with job opportunities; e.g. in waste collection, green engineering.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 3 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead

    Contributes to three goals: - improves resource efficiency. - decouples economic growth from environmental degradation. - Provides sustainable employment.

    BY: Dec 2022

Start

01-Jan-2018

End

31-Dec-2022

Target: All ages

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men

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