UNSDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Reduction

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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Wednesday, April 27th
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Hagen Arriaga '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ellen Guan '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sar'aiyah Murphy '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Edward Zavala '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Responsible Consumption and Production is the twelfth United Nations Sustainable Development Group goal and focuses on improving the quality of and responsibility of resources to ensure the betterment of the human condition. This is an important goal, because, through all of history, humanity has changed planet Earth to their needs. It is crucial, therefore, to maximize the benefits of ... Read More

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