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Session 11a: Sustainable Consumption and Production
UNDESA, 2015
by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

2 July 2015 10:00-11:30 AM

The 2015 Global Sustainable Development Report highlights that a key feature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the Open Working Group on SDGs at the United Nations is the recognition of the need for countries to secure strong economic foundation for shared and sustainable prosperity, including productive systems and strong technological capabilities. It notes that inclusive sustainable industrial development strategies that targets simultaneously the development of domestic production and innovation capabilities together with long-term sustainable development objectives, can act as a cornerstone of a transformative post-2015 development agenda. It finally stresses that sustainable consumption and production provides a systemic approach to achieving sustainable and inclusive growth and managing the related trade-offs. Changing consumption and production patterns is vital for eradicating poverty and hunger, as well as protecting and managing the natural resource base and ecosystems, which underpin our development.

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