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Sustainable Development Goal 12 | Responsible Consumption & Production: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all....Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life." (United Nations, n.d.)

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Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Introduction videos

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United Nations - "Fostering Sustainable Economic Growth, Transformation and Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production" is part of a UN short film series "The Story You are Shaping" produced by HUMAN, which premiered at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015.  

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In text reference / citation: Olinger (2015) or (Olinger, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Olinger, J (2015). Fostering Sustainable Economic Growth, Transformation and Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production, [eVideo]. United Nations and HUMAN thehumanstory.com, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/akG_50JwUJQ

Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Facts & Figures

Level 1Statistics

 
Facts & Figures Global Targets

1.3 billion

1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year, while almost 2 billion people go hungry or undernourished.

22%

The food sector accounts for around 22 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, largely from the conversion of forests into farmland.

2 billion

Globally, 2 billion people are overweight or obese.

3%​

Only 3 percent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), and humans are using it faster than nature can replenish it.

US$120 billion​

If people everywhere switched to energy efficient light bulbs, the world would save US$120 billion annually.

20%​

One-fifth of the world’s final energy consumption in 2013 was from renewable sources.
  • "Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.
  • By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
  • By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
  • By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
  • By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
  • Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
  • Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
  • By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
  • Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
  • Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
  • Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities."
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In text citation: (United Nations Development Programme, 2018) or United Nations Development Programme (2018)

Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations Development Programme. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals, 12: Responsible consumption and production, facts and figures. Retrieved from http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-12-responsible-consumption-and-production.html

Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Australian Government Response

Level 3Level 2Australian Government Response to the Global Sustainable ObjectivesThe following Commonwealth departments and agencies are responsible for delivering outcomes, as well we reporting on progress in regards to Australia's progress in meeting the UN Global Sustainable Goals. Australia's progress is reported to the UN Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Platform.

Lead Department
Supporting Departments
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Department of Finance

Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Databases and Statistics


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Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Online Resources

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Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | eVideos

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Watch the eye-opening film that could save you thousands of dollars a year! Three families. One comedian. And a 4-week challenge to cut their food waste and their grocery bill. Join the Love a List Challenge at: www.lovefoodhatewaste.vic.gov.au/love-a-list

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In text reference / citation: Sustainability Victoria, (2018) or (Sustainability Victoria, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Sustainability Victoria (2018). Love Food Hate Waste - The Documentary , [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/t4Wqe6R2NlE

To protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from landfill from 1 July 2019.

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In text reference / citation: Sustainability Victoria (2018) or (Sustainability Victoria, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Sustainability Victoria (2018). Take your e-waste to a better place , [eVideo]. Retrieved from jyepBJ1o0eQ

Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Take Action

Show leadership / take actionLeadership Challenge / Opportunity

Being responsible for what we produce and consume involves all of us: as individuals, as a school, as a community, as a country. How can you rise to the challenge, show leadership, and help make a difference to with what you produce and consume?  Explore the following Victorian Take2 pledge and consider what action you can take. See also the following Victorian ResourceSmart llnk to see what other schools and communities are doing to make a difference.

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In text reference / citation: Sustainability Victoria (2016) or (Sustainability Victoria, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Sustainability Victoria (2016). Pledge to TAKE2 and be a part of Victoria’s action on climate change , [eVideo]. Retrieved from rpKnYPRxugo

Goal 12. Responsible Consumption & Production | Track Progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 3Level 2

Sustainable Development Goal 12 | Responsible Consumption & Production: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.


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