GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Objective: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Why it matters: Humanity urgently needs to reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. For example, did you know that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year, while almost 2 billion people go hungry or undernourished? The efficient management of our shared natural resources such as food and water, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, must be changed if we are to achieve the targets set out in this goal.