12.1 IMPLEMENT THE 10-YEAR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION FRAMEWORK
Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
12.2 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.3 HALVE GLOBAL PER CAPITA FOOD WASTE
By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
12.4 RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICALS AND WASTE
By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
12.5 SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE WASTE GENERATION
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.6 ENCOURAGE COMPANIES TO ADOPT SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
12.7 PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
12.8 PROMOTE UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDING OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES
By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
12.a SUPPORT DEVELOPING COUNTRIES' SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
12.b DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT TOOLS TO MONITOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
12.c REMOVE MARKET DISTORTIONS THAT ENCOURAGE WASTEFUL CONSUMPTION
Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities
Development of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2021 - 2030) in Vietnam: An assessment of the progress in 2016 - 2020
Solid Waste Management in Developing Asia: Prioritizing Waste Separation
Best Practices for Solid Waste Management: A Guide for Decision-Makers in Developing Countries
Submission to Policy Process
Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Negombo City, Sri Lanka, 2020–2030
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IGES organizes the City to City Inception Meeting as part of the “Closing the Loop” Project On 23 July, IGES, in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and with financial support from...
The Government of Myanmar officially launched its National Waste Management Strategy and Master Plan (NWMSMP, 2018-2030) at the 6th Green Economy Green Growth (GEGG) Forum, organized in Nay Pyi Taw on 4-5 February 2020. The NWMSMP was developed by...
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Sign MoU to Strengthen Policy Research for Circular Economy and Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN+3 Countries
On 7 January, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote data-driven policy-making and knowledge dissemination over the...
Implications of COVID-19 for the Environment and Sustainability (Version 2): Perspectives from the Triple R (Response, Recovery, Redesign) Framework
On Friday, 18 December 2020, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) released its position paper "Implications of COVID-19 for the Environment and Sustainability (Version 2): Perspectives from the Triple R (Response, Recovery...
MoU between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, to Strengthen Plastic Pollution Prevention in Cities
On 29 October, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on developing mutual initiatives to strengthen engagement with cities over the next...
Updated: September 2020
Sustainability Science probes interactions between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. The journal provides a platform for building...
Updated: July 2020
This special webpage presents reports and publications related to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF2020).
Updated: July 2020
In recent years, circular economy (CE) and resource efficiency (RE) have become central to the G7 / G20 process and the sustainable development agenda, as well as the response to climate change. A circular economy aims to realise resource circulation...