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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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News

palm oil work in indonesia
Clearing of forests in Indonesia to make way for oil palm plantations has decreased in recent years, a new analysis shows.
Fish maw_Sabah
Surveys of e-commerce sites like Lazada, Shopee and Tradekey show that sales for these products, often advertised as luxury delicacies, are booming. Those offered include species that are now protected and internationally-regulated.
Naomi Clark-Shen studying a ray
There are scientists who get numb to their subjects, but marine conservationist and PhD student Naomi Clark-Shen has never got used to the sight of unborn baby sharks. The avid wrestling, mapo tofu and Marilyn Manson fan shares a typical day in her working life.
An offshore wind farm in Taiwan
The region will need to spend the equivalent of half of the GDP of Japan every year on low-carbon infrastructure, to avoid the unthinkable consequences of climate change, according to McKinsey.
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Opinion

hong kong cityscape
The region will present much opportunities as it plays catch-up to the global sustainable finance market, but firms should not be holding back ESG data until regulators call for them.
South Korea Starbucks cafe
Covid-19 has led to an abrupt collapse of waste management chains globally. Countries like South Korea, which are facing the problem of excess waste, need to evaluate their waste management systems.
aerial view of deforested plot in amazon
To embrace sustainable forestry, residents of rural communities must view it as a reliable source of stable income. Government institutions could reduce economic uncertainty through legislation and incentives.
Coal being transported in China
As some green taxonomies compromise on gas, China’s own exclusion of fossil fuel electricity projects sends the right market signal.
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Videos

Deep sea mining
Sponsored There are vast mineral riches lying on the ocean floor that could help to power the energy transition, but is the environmental cost of extracting them worth the risk?
SP Group, My Carbon Footprint
Sponsored Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
fairprice group food waste ss
Sponsored Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
Kids recycle
Sponsored Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
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Podcasts

COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Circular economy
Sponsored Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Layman albatross
Sponsored Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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