Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty. Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.

Overview of some indicators

Basel Convention: submission of the annual national reports
Stockholm Convention: Submission of the national implementation plans
Rotterdam Convention: Submission of the import responses

 The World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 encouraged and promoted the development of a 10-year framework of programs to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production to promote social and economic development. Ten years later, the Rio +20 Conference reaffirmed that Sustainable Consumption and Production was a corner stone of sustainable development. The summit then approved the 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10 YFP) in both developed and developing countries.
Although the 10 YFP seeks to enhance sustainable consumption and production patterns in both developed and developing countries, it supports capacity building, and facilitates access to technical and financial assistance for developing countries for this shift. The framework also encourages innovation and cooperation among all stakeholders.

The ten-year framework for sustainable consumption and production contains many programs of priority for the Arab countries. Those programs require intensive work in order to turn them into projects and action plans aimed at achieving the goals of the framework and following up on the implementation of the sustainable development initiative in the Arab region and the resolutions of the World Summit on Sustainable Development Conference.

It has been agreed that the priorities of the Arab world within the ten-year framework program are based on the following topics:

  • Sustainable buildings and installations
  • Sustainable government procurement
  • Sustainable Tourism

The Kingdom of Bahrain has succeeded in integrating these priorities with in its national programs, as the Economic Vision for Bahrain, 2030 adopted the principles of sustainability, competitiveness and fairness. Also, the successive directives of the Cabinet and government departments to implement Vision have confirmed the need to focus on achieving sustainability in production and rationalizing consumption in all sectors of the state and its programs.
In this context, the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) has put a practical road map on how to apply the framework programs and take advantage of the opportunities offered in the 10 YFP. The SCE is currently working with the relevant sides in the kingdom to launch the first project of the framework.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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