Sustainable Consumption and Production in Nepal

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Sustainable Consumption and Production in Nepal
Year: 2022
Language: English

The ambition of Nepal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045 has clear links to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and beyond. Nepal has charted its economic, social and environmental development course by endorsing the use of 169 targets and 479 indicators to achieve its SDGs by 2030. Sustainable consumption and production is an issue of great importance for the country, especially the use of natural resources in a sustainable manner with inter-generational equity in mind. According to the review report, despite limited progress, there is growing awareness among the public, particularly among the younger generation, about sustainability. Sustainable agriculture policies are being promoted, with a focus on organic production and the efficient use of water. Efforts need to be made towards enhancing regulatory and incentive mechanisms to reduce waste in production and consumption, and for waste management with due emphasis on ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. The emphasis of the Forum for Protection of Consumer Rights Nepal (FPCRN) is on a fair and competitive market, responsible supplies and promotion of digital content market to promote sustainable production and consumption. There is still a strong need to raise awareness as well as to promote sustainable consumption and production in the coming years with more targeted programmes in collaboration with all the stakeholders, in particular the private sector and the general public.