Consumption and production

Sustainable production and consumption is about doing more with less, and doing it better — building sustainable infrastructure, ensuring efficient use of natural resources, and generating cleaner energy and less waste. By engaging diverse stakeholders, achieving sustainable production and consumption will generate lasting solutions that promote healthier ecosystems and economies, and safer livelihoods.

UNU research focuses on the processes, practices, and governance of product cycles and value chains, and spotlights how traditional practices can be scaled alongside modern systems and management techniques.

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Symposium

Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Side Event

Circularity as a Game Changer for Climate Action: Upscaling Applied Research and Economic Solutions

DUBAI & ONLINE: On 3 December, UNU will co-organize a COP28 high-level side event exploring circularity as a foundation for climate action.

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Media Coverage

Addressing E-Waste Challenges in Nairobi & Surrounding Regions

Africa Business published an opinion piece on the problem of e-waste in Nairobi.

02 Nov 2023

News

Symposium Discusses Transforming the Global Food System for Sustainability

The online event was held as part of the UN Weeks at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

30 Oct 2023

News

Winners of Youth Art Challenge Announced

The 2023 RCE Youth Art Challenge focused on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

27 Oct 2023

Brief

Semiconductor Chips for Sustainable Development

This technology brief recommends policy shifts that align with tangible developments in semiconductor chips.

04 Oct 2023

Symposium

Transforming Global Food System for Revitalizing Actions for SDGs

ONLINE: This event will explore the relationship between the SDGs and environmental sustainability at different stages of the global value chain.

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News

Problem-Based Learning in Education for Sustainable Development

Held as part of the UNESCO ESD-Net 2030 webinar series, the workshop explored innovative practices in education for sustainable development (ESD).

26 Sep 2023

Seminar

ESD-Net 2030 Learning Webinar on ESD Pedagogy

This session will highlight and promote innovative practices in education for sustainable development.

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News

New Video Spotlights Community Education for Sustainable Consumption & Production

The video highlights innovative education projects that have inspired local communities to adopt more sustainable practices.

05 Jul 2023