Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2020
Wednesday, April 29th
10:15 AM

Nature Saver

Balaji Balachandran '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Amanda Chen '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Eileen Vortia '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Nuclear Waste: A Growing Problem

Madeline Fields Halva '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
James Johnston '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jonah Fisher '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Stigma Revolving Around Gentically Modified Objects

Hailey Munafo '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jamie Im '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

3D Recycling

Bhargav Sampathkumaran '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Andrew XXX '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science
Nathan XXX '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Microalarm

Jesus Mascote '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Gloria Wang '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
William Dickens '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM