Arab Hoballah and Sandra Averous

Arab Hoballah is Chief of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sandra Averous is Associate Programme Officer in the Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch for “Delivering SCP” at UNEP.

Goal 12 of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly of the United Nations is aiming at ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. Why is this an imperative for sustainable development?