Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources. But we have not utilized them responsibly and currently consume far beyond what our planet can provide. We must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways that will reverse the harm that we have inflicted on the planet.
Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these twelve targets to create action to ensure decent work and sustainable economic growth.
IMPLEMENT THE 10-YEAR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION FRAMEWORK
Implement the 10‑Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.
HALVE GLOBAL PER CAPITA FOOD WASTE
By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE WASTE GENERATION
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
SUPPORT DEVELOPING COUNTRIES’ SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
REMOVE MARKET DISTORTIONS THAT ENCOURAGE WASTEFUL CONSUMPTION
Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities.
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICALS AND WASTE
By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES FOR COMPANIES
Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
PROMOTE UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDING OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES
By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT TOOLS TO MONITOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.