Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Download PDF 1.03 MB

Meijer, Karen / Steffen Bauer
Mitarbeiter sonstige

in: Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.), Translating an ambitious vision into global transformation: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), (Discussion Paper 7/2015), 73-79

ISBN: 978-3-88985-671-5

Global consumption and production patterns are key to the quest for sustainable global development and can be considered as the main drivers of unsustainable development. Goal 12 strongly highlights the need to address this. Its inclusion to the SDG catalogue is therefore central to the transformative ambition of the overall 2030 Agenda and a major improvement compared to the MDGs. Yet, although the goals' eleven targets, three of which address means of implementation, encourage sustainable consumption and production, they do not cover the full range of drivers underlying unsustainable consumption and production, notably regarding harmful subsidies or land use practices that drive unsustainable consumption and production patterns. Until all sectors fully commit to sustainable production, public regulation is required to achieve the objectives entailed in the goal's targets. This seems insufficiently reflected and addressed across the goal and at the target level.

About the authors

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist

Bauer

Meijer, Karen

Social Scientist

Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Beck, Tanja

Political Science 

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science 

Brehm, Johannes

Economy 

Dippel, Beatrice

Comparatist 

Hägele, Ramona

Political Scientist 

Iacobuta, Gabriela

Environmental Researcher 

Kuhn, Sascha

Social Psychology 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Malerba, Daniele

Economy 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna

Economist 

Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist