Sustainable Consumption and Production: Promoting Climate-Friendly Household Consumption Patterns
UNDESA, 2007Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) has been on the international
agenda since Agenda 21 (1992) identified unsustainable patterns of production and
consumption as the major cause of the continued deterioration of the global
environment. The 2002 Johannesburg Summit called for a ten-year framework of
programmes in support of national and regional initiatives to accelerate the shift towards
sustainable consumption and production.