Sustainable Consumption And Production Patterns

998 WordsOct 23, 20154 Pages
The Sustainable Development Goals, which will span from 2015 until 2030, have recently been introduced to efficiently eradicate extreme poverty, and intend to do so with a particular care and concern for the environment. Indeed, various objectives presented in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development specifically refer to the necessity of making better ecological choices, and the present document consists of an in-depth analysis of article number 12 ("Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.") In the following paragraphs, we will review the targets according to which the goal of sustainable consumption and production will be assessed, and determine whether or not they are measurable, if they are currently being measured, and most importantly, if they efficiently cover all the potential aspects of the issue. Sections 1 & 2 Targets 12.1, 12.7 and 12.8 These first three targets are specifically concerned with the implementation of regulations and the sharing of information on a national scale regarding sustainable practices. As both articles 12.1 and 12.7 claim, each country is expected to adapt the global plan according to its resources, priorities and national policies. While very reasonable, this vague proposition lacks specific quantifiable targets per region, which are absolutely necessary to produce concrete results in both developed and underdeveloped nations. Great discrepancies between developing and developed countries regarding the production of
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