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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News

Session Calls for Integrating Quality Education in Promoting Sustainable Consumption

A session of the 19th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology highlighted the crucial link between education and sustainability.

04 Jun 2024

Event

Integrating Quality Education in Sustainable and Responsible Consumption Practices for Achieving the SDGs

ONLINE: This session of the 19th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology will discuss the role of education for sustainable development (ESD) in promoting circular economies.

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Event

RCE Youth Art Challenge Exhibition: From Waste to Art

TOKYO: This exhibition will showcase winning artworks by youth from around the world focusing on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

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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