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12. Responsible consumption and production

12. Responsible consumption and production

Decoupling economic growth from resource use is one of the most critical and complex challenges facing humanity today. Doing so effectively will require policies that create a conducive environment for such change, social and physical infrastructure and markets, and a profound transformation of business practices along global value chains.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

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Berita

Kuamut waterfall
Observers believe the US$10 indicative price for the Kuamut Rainforest Conservation Project’s carbon credits is more than fair, given its highly rated co-benefits and low jurisdictional risk.
An advertisement for Australian Gas Network
United Nations chief António Guterres called ad agencies "enablers to planetary destruction". The industry's biggest ad firms have not responded to calls to drop fossil fuels clients. Dirty energy ads will have to be banned before agencies transition, say NGOs
Elephant_Jaipur_India
As part of the Global Biodiversity Framework, “nature” is being added to sustainability disclosures, with Chinese firms in the vanguard.
Indigenous peoples
A lack of data availability and accessibility slows the adoption of nature-related disclosure mechanisms, which a new UNDP white paper highlights as integral to protecting biodiversity and human rights.
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Opini

Informal waster workers_Ghazipur landfill_India
The focus of Delhi’s existing solid waste management policies is not on curtailing ever-increasing consumption and production but making waste invisible or incinerating it for profit.
Waste pollution_coastal
There is still ambiguity in how penalties for bad waste management are enforced. The lack of data on the waste being imported into Malaysia makes it difficult for authorities to assess the risks associated with transboundary waste imports.
A coral reef in Southeast Asia
As the sea is emptied of life to feed a growing human population, innovation in protein sources holds promise in diverting seafood production away from the ocean.
Singapore_cityscape_degrowth
For Southeast Asia, it need not be a binary choice between maintaining status quo or pushing for 'degrowth'. Reducing emissions without neglecting job growth imposes lower social costs, and can be a pathway to take for the region.
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Video

Jack Johnson and Jessica Cheam
Eksklusif Jack Johnson says yes, but it is a long road ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask the American singer-songwriter and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador about his hopes for the state of the world and how music plays a role in providing a dose of optimism in dark times.
EB NVPC Corporate Purpose Video
Studio EB Amid fresh debates about what corporate purpose should be, there is mounting evidence that corporate purpose leads to stronger brand reputation, better talent attraction and more resilience, leading to improved financial performance.
'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
Brookes Point human barricade
Video footage appears to show protestors, who were demonstrating against mining operations, being dragged away by police near Ipilan Nickel Mine in Brooke’s Point, Palawan. Mining insiders are calling for maximum tolerance in similar standoffs.
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Podcasts

Children fetching water in Maharashtra, India
Studio EB Already a serious issue facing Asia Pacific, water security will continue to worsen in lockstep with climate change in the region. This is what Xylem is trying to solve through its mission and corporate purpose, Chong Hin Koh tells the Eco-Business podcast.
Smoke from burning land in Indonesia
Studio EB Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
EB podcast - Kerry alternative milk
Studio EB Plant-based milks have grown in popularity in recent years, driven by a combination of health, environmental and practical concerns. Nutritionists on the Eco-Business podcast, produced in association with Kerry, weigh the pros and cons of non-dairy milk.
Action against greenwashing in Asia
Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
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