Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Targets / Indicators
12.1. Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
  12.1.1 Number of countries with sustainable consumption and production (SCP) national action plans or SCP mainstreamed as a priority or a target into national policies

12.2. By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  12.2.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP
  12.2.2 Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP

12.3. 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
  12.3.1 Global food loss index

12.4. 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
  12.4.1 Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement
  12.4.2 Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment

12.5. By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
  12.5.1 National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

12.6. Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
  12.6.1 Number of companies publishing sustainability reports

12.7. Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
  12.7.1 Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans

12.8. By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
  12.8.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development (including climate change education) are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b)¬†curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment

12.a. Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
  12.a.1 Amount of support to developing countries on research and development for sustainable consumption and production and environmentally sound technologies

12.b. Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  12.b.1 Number of sustainable tourism strategies or policies and implemented action plans with agreed monitoring and evaluation tools

12.c. 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
  12.c.1 Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption) and as a proportion of total national expenditure on fossil fuels