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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

Migrant workers in Malaysai
A new lawsuit against global healthcare giants Kimberly-Clark and Ansell by ex-employees of a gloves manufacturer shine light on systemic labour issues further down the supply chain.
Hai_River_China
Hopes are high that an action plan will help control chemicals with ongoing harmful effects, though experts note a lack of supporting legislation.
Trees are replanted in areas destroyed by mining in Narra, Palawan.
Anti-mining advocates say the environmental and social impacts of mining far outweigh whatever contribution it can bring to the economy.
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Opinion

Toyota Prius
As governments embrace strict targets for electric vehicles, the world's largest carmaker is struggling to keep up. But it's not too late for Toyota to reverse course.
Hotel_towel_waste
You can ‘nudge’ someone to take up new activities, but unless they truly believe in its value, they won’t keep it up, says associate professor and behavioural economist Grace Lee.
Burger King Austria advertisement_plant-based
Switching menus so meat is not the default option dramatically reduces meat consumption. But will the effects last?
The city of Zhuhai
Infrastructure to prevent flooding in cities has benefits for preventing urban heat.
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Videos

Gaurav Sant
Gaurav Sant, founder of startup SeaChange, tells Eco-Business about a technology he hopes will give the world's oceans the capacity to absorb additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Dr Sylvia Earle
Exclusive In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.
Polestar video cover
EB Studio Polestar, a new entrant to Singapore’s electric car market, hopes to woo consumers by going the extra mile in sustainable design.
Climate spirals
As planetary temperatures reach an all-time high, a climate scientist has designed a new way to show how global temperatures have changed every month since the start of the industrial revolution and 2021.
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Podcasts

hotels podcast
Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability.
Energy imports EB Podcast
Ambitious plans to transmit clean energy from India, China and Australia into Southeast Asia have been proposed in recent years. Eco-Business speaks with two energy experts on the prospects, challenges and ingredients for success.
Greenwashing has become a growing problem
Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
Keppel Bay Tower in Singapore
EB Studio The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
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