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Responsible consumption and production

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 'Responsible consumption and production' calls for action on all fronts: adoption of sustainable practices by businesses, promotion of sustainable procurement practices by policy-makers, environmentally-aware lifestyles of consumers as well as the development of new technologies, and production and consumption methods, by researchers, scientists and others.

Monitoring SDG 12 in an EU context focuses on progress made in decoupling environmental impacts from economic growth, in fostering the green economy, and in tackling waste generation and management.

Eurostat, 28 September 2021