Changing Unsustainable Patterns of Consumption & Production: Experiences in Human Settlements & Water, UNDESACSD-12 Background Paper No. 11
The Johannesburg Summit noted that fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development. It agreed that all countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with the developed countries taking the lead and with all countries benefiting from the process. For this purpose, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) called for the development of a 10-year framework of programmes in support of national and regional initiatives to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production to promote social and economic development.