We have seen great strides to enable sustainable consumption, both internationally via the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and nationally via sustainable consumption strategies.
The role of local governments however remains largely unexamined. Our panel of speakers will showcase how local governments can advance both municipal sustainable consumption through public procurement and the sustainable consumption of citizens and businesses.’
Changing the way we consume will require individuals to adjust their lifestyles, businesses to choose sustainable suppliers and products, and governments, both national and local, to provide the infrastructure, services and products that allow citizens to consume less or consume more sustainably.
Global challenges such as excessive resource extraction, increasing pollution and loss of biodiversity are directly linked to increasing consumption of goods and services. Citizens, businesses and governments in developed countries currently consume at an unsustainable rate. Finding ways to support, advance and enable sustainable consumption is an essential step to solving these global challenges.
This webinar is a joint collaboration between SEI and the 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme.
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