Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia — Aligning Human Development and Environmental Protection in International Development Cooperation

In Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries
Chapter: 2

This chapter looks at the recent evolution of SCP as a concept, from the perspective of the global United Nations (UN) policy process, with examples of how this has been reflected in Asia. The intention is not to provide a comprehensive history, but to situate SCP in Asia within the larger SD discourse and to highlight some features that could be built upon to facilitate institutionalisation of SCP patterns in the region.