Sustainable Consumption and Production

IGES cooperates with central and local governments, businesses, international organisations and other development partners to guide the transition to a resource efficient, circular and low carbon economy.  
 
Changing consumption and production patterns remains crucial for achieving a climate-resilient future. We promote upstream and downstream solutions aimed at supporting behaviour change and advancing resource efficiency including through the design of integrated waste management strategies.
 

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A Special Session on the Policies and Practices on Education for Sustainable Development and Environmental Education in Asian countries at the International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy (ICON-SWM)

Rapid urbanisation, economic growth, and changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns have resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of waste generation, depletion of natural resources, and increase in environmental and climate change...

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Updated: August 2022

Global Climate and SDG Synergy Conference

Calling for an integrative approach: Climate, SDGs and biodiversity Serious concerns were underlined at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regarding the current NDC targets

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Updated: July 2022

1.5°C Lifestyles

IPCC’s special report on global warming, launched in 2018, emphasized that in order to limit global warming to 1.5C or below, we should achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. To achieve this ambitious target, CO2 emissions reductions across both pro...

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Updated: February 2022

UNEA-5.1 Special webpage

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global