THE SCHOOLS SELECTED?
The selection criteria vary from country to country, but the general criteria on which they are based, can be found on our general criteria page.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
If you are in one of the exporting countries, provides details about the national competition on the country pages . If you are not located in one of the countries, but would like to have the search will be expanded in the coming years to your country, you can show your support by our Facebook- , Instagram- and Twitter- pages Liking and sign up our newsletter.
WHAT ARE THE ONE PLANET NETWORK AND THE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE AND EDUCATION?
The 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP) is a global framework for action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries. The One Planet Network was the partnership which was formed to implement the deployment of the 10YFP.
At the Conference of United Nations on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20) in 2012, the heads of state the ten-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP) adopted a global framework for action to shift to SCP in both accelerating developed and developing countries.
The 10YFP generates collective impact through multi-stakeholder programs and partnerships that SCP policies and initiatives at all levels to develop, replicate and scale. The 10YFP also promotes the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and facilitates access to technical and financial resources for developing countries. UNEP acts as the 10YFP Secretariat. Click this link for more information on 10YFP and One Planet Network as a whole.
This project falls under the program Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) , one of the 10YFP programs. It contemplates the use of sustainable lifestyles and promoting common standards, in order to make their positive contribution to tackling global challenges such as resource efficiency and conservation of biodiversity, mitigation and adaptation of climate change, poverty reduction and social welfare. This will be done through multi-disciplinary research and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, by promoting participatory and bottom-up approaches, innovative policies, economic instruments and technologies, awareness and all forms of education.
The SLE program is co-led by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Government of Sweden, represented by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). A Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) oversees the coordination and implementation of the program. Further details about the program can be found at this link .