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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Nature Article Reveals the “Values Crisis” Fuelling Biodiversity & Climate Emergency

A new article in the journal Nature argues that the global environmental crisis is perpetuated by undervaluation of nature.

23 Aug 2023


Applications Open for UNU Global Seminar 2023

Application are open until 5 July 2023 for the 39th UNU Global Seminar.

23 Jun 2023


Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference

AKITA: UNU-IAS will co-organise a public forum as part of the Ninth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.


Media Coverage

Japan Times Features UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Urban Farming

The article explores the potential of green spaces to address the social and environmental challenges brought on by urbanisation.

09 Mar 2023


Valuing Water in Asia: Tools and Strategies

This session will explore economic valuation methods for water and their applications in Asia based on research and regional project experiences.



Dresden Nexus Conference 2022

UNU-FLORES will co-organise the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) from 23–25 May 2022 under the theme “Biodiversity — Stewardship for Vital Resources”.



Infant and Young Child Feeding: Policy, Power, and Politics

UNU-IIGH will host the webinar "Infant and Young Child Feeding: Policy, Power, and Politics".



Call for Abstracts: Dresden Nexus Conference 2022

UNU-FLORES is accepting DNC2022 abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations until 10 February 2022.

27 Nov 2021


International Conference on GIAHS 2021

UNU-IAS is co-organising the International Conference on GIAHS 2021 in Nanao City, Ishikawa, Japan.