The SCP concept is prominently recognized in the 2030 Agenda. SDG 12 recognizes production and consumption habits are at the root of the planet’s sustainability problems and places them at the centre of the sustainable development agenda. Implementation of SDG 12 is linked to the achievement of overall development plans, the reduction of future economic, environmental, and social costs, strengthening economic competitiveness, and the reduction of poverty. This Brief provides an overview of the evolution of SCP at the UN and Key Recommendations when ensuring its uptake.
Ensuring SCP: Lessons from 50 years of UN Sustainable Development Policy