Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.More on SDG 12
The world’s population currently consumes more resources than ecosystems can provide. For social and economic development to take place within the carrying capacity of ecosystems, the way our society produces and consumes goods must be fundamentally changed.
Goal 12 calls for the implementation of the UN’s Ten-Year Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production. An environmentally sound handling of chemicals and all waste should be achieved. The volume of waste is to be significantly reduced through recycling. Food waste is to be halved and companies are to be encouraged to adopt sustainable business practices. Another focus is on promoting sustainability criteria in public procurement.