Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production patterns

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Goal 12: SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION will be in the focus of project partner LUM University.

Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Agriculture is the biggest user of water worldwide, and irrigation now claims close to 70 percent of all freshwater for human use.

The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal. Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste is equally important, as is supporting developing countries to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption by 2030. It is also essential to ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.

A large share of the world population is still consuming far too little to meet even their basic needs. On the other hand, issues connected with overconsumption are prevalent in some developed nations, resulting in various health problems. Halving the per capita of global food waste at the retailer and consumer levels is also important for creating more efficient production and supply chains.This can help with food security, and shift us towards a more resource efficient economy.

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