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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

Dr Syafrina Sharif
She joins the airport hospitality service provider following similar roles in property development and pharmaceuticals.
Frog friends
To mark the International Day for Biodiversity, a new United Nations report highlights the importance of conserving less iconic species threatened by the illegal wildlife trade.
Electric_Scooters_China
The manufacturing drive risks counteracting the emissions gains of China’s clean-energy drive.
An artist's impression of the Tuas Nexus integrated waste and water treatment facility, the first of its kind in the world.
The Tuas Nexus plant promises to cut the carbon footprint of waste and water treatment and boost recycling rates. The delay could affect plans to cut food waste and puts pressure on Singapore's ageing incinerators as domestic waste volumes continue to rise, industry watchers say.
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Opinion

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coal power in indonesia
Indonesia's next administration has its work cut out for it to ensure true sustainable development by resolutely committing to cutting fossil fuel subsidies for good.
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Asean states need to unite on a common stand to beat plastic waste, but national and local efforts matter too.
INC-4 opening press conference2
The ongoing negotiations have the potential to strengthen global cooperation and provide a framework for concerted action to tackle both plastic pollution and its climate impacts.
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Videos

Jack Johnson and Jessica Cheam
Exclusive 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
EB Studio 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
EB Studio 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
EB Studio 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
EB Studio 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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