Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sustainable Development Goal-12

 

 

Sustainable Consumption and Production 

 

 Introduction:

 

          The state envisages a society that is oriented towards sustainable consumption and production and maximises the potential to transform environmental challenges into economic opportunities and provide a better deal for producers of goods and services as well as the consumers. Responsible production and consumption will be promoted as a core value of sustainable living and development in the state through regulatory frameworks, consumer awareness and encouraging cleaner and greener production systems.

          The goal of sustainable production and consumption is multi-faceted and requires coordination and convergence of many initiatives that fulfill SDGs. Targets of Goal 12 refer to:

1.                       Sustainable management of natural resources and significant reduction in waste generation by encouraging companies to adopt sustainable practices (in all their operations).

2.                       Promotion of lifestyles that are sustainable in terms of resource use and living in harmony with nature, however, forms crux of this goal.

 

                   The state will promote sustainable growth through a resource efficient and competitive economy and by developing new processes and technologies, including green technologies. It will make efforts to accelerate the roll out of smart grids using International and National networks; reinforce the competitive advantages of businesses, particularly in manufacturing and within SMEs and through assisting on summers to value resource efficiency. Such an approach will help the state to prosper in a low-carbon, resource constrained world while preventing environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of resources. It will also underpin economic, social and territorial cohesion. Climate resilience through adoption of new technologies such as carbon capture and sequestration possibilities will be explored along with improved resource efficiency to help limit emissions, save money and boost economic growth.        Efforts would also include resilience to climate risks and capacity of the state for disaster prevention and response. A wider partnership of all stake holders with shared responsibilities and outcomes for practices related to production and consumption will be planned, which would involve companies, civil society organisations, media, academia, educational institutions, religious and cultural organizations. Mass awareness programme so the concept of reducing the waste by consuming and producing for the need will be taken up through all existing platforms and channels for dissemination and communication. For more details click here...