Conclusion: Recommendations and suggested actions

The United Nations Environment Assembly may wish to encourage UNEP and Member States to create an exchange space that allows identification and filling in of the knowledge and governance gaps hindering the uptake of coherent product policies and sustainable design practices at the global level; to share and disseminate lessons learned and successful policies and practices; and to enhance dialogue and cooperation at the global and regional levels. Securing the engagement of all relevant stakeholders in this initiative would enhance the coordination of efforts and ensure greater impact.

Support in the formulation of coherent product policies, and methodology to assess their potential benefits The Environment Assembly may also wish to encourage UNEP to provide technical support to policymakers for the formulation of coherent product policies and to develop a robust methodology for assessing the potential benefits of product policies for the environment and other sustainability dimensions.