The second Nordic Roundtable on Business Relations and Sustainable Consumption and Production in a North/South Perspective took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 9-10 March 2006. The meeting was organized by the Nordic Ad Hoc Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Forty invited experts from business, industry, government, academia and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from both developed and developing countries attended the meeting.
Key issues addressed at the roundtable included business opportunities and challenges for SCP in developed and developing countries, the contribution of business and development agencies to SCP, and the themes of energy and industrial development. Participants also considered the availability of SCP skills in business and development agencies, implementation of certification and labeling systems, appropriate market conditions, and implementation of technical infrastructure for SCP.
Based on the discussions at the Stockholm Roundtable, the Nordic Ad Hoc Group on SCP will complete a report to be presented during the Fourteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) in May 2006, to inform debate on actions for optimizing the positive effects that relations between Nordic enterprises and other businesses can have on sustainable consumption and production. The Stockholm Roundtable expects to influence policy development through dialogue and discussion, based on actual cases and to develop proposals for action for Nordic Countries and other actors. More information.