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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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


ESD-Net 2030 Learning Webinar on ESD Pedagogy

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



The 39th UNU Global Seminar Explores Solutions to Ensure Food Security

The certified course engaged students and young professionals in lectures and group discussions on sustainable agriculture and food production.

15 Aug 2023


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


Applications Open for UNU Global Seminar 2023

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

23 Jun 2023


Sustainable Consumption and Production Projects Highlighted in New Publication

The book spotlights community education projects focused on sustainable use of resources and minimising waste.

09 Jun 2023


Call for Submissions: RCE Youth Art Challenge

The application deadline is 15 August 2023.

05 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.



Challenges to, and Best Practices for Implementing the SDGs — on a Mission along the Textile Supply Chain to Achieve the 2030 Agenda

Recent field visits in Southeast Asia aimed to gain insights into the sustainable practices carried out along the textile supply chain.

06 Apr 2023