Kinabukasan: Fostering sustainability through responsible consumption and production (Sdg 12)
By Niña Francia Balang-Bergonio, RN, MSRM
Goal 12 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which focuses on Responsibly Consuming and Producing, is a key element. This 2015-enacted objective emphasizes the urgent need to promote sustainable environmental management methods in order to work toward a more just and resilient future for our planet. Goal 12’s main goal is to combat the world’s growing resource demand while minimizing the negative environmental effects associated with consumption and manufacturing activities.
This Sustainable Development Goal aims to address a variety of issues, including resource depletion, environmental degradation, and waste production as a result of unsustainable consumption patterns and production techniques. It exhorts people, companies, and governments to adopt ethical and environmentally beneficial behaviors throughout the whole lifespan of goods and services. Societies may make substantial progress in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, protecting natural resources, and preserving biodiversity by adopting sustainable consumption and production habits. The need of adopting sustainable practices into businesses, supply networks, and consumer behavior is emphasized by this purpose. Goal 12 creates a comprehensive framework for stimulating innovation and sustainable development globally by adopting circular economy models and promoting energy-efficient technologies. In order to assist constructive change and pave the way for the future, it promotes partnerships and collaborations between governments, corporations, and civil society.
By promoting ethical consumption and production, Sustainable Development Goal 12 also plays a crucial role in environmental management. As a result, it helps to advance efforts to create a world that is greener, more sustainable, and prosperous.