Sustainable Consumption and Production Indicators for the Future SDGs

By Livia Bizikova, László Pintér, Gabriel A. Huppé, Heinz Schandl, Charles Arden-Clarke, Sandra Averous, Alice Mansion, Clementine O’Connor on March 23, 2015

The purpose of this document is to assist Member States in identifying potential indicators for targets proposed under SDG 12 (Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns) and for related targets in twelve of the other proposed SDGs.

This discussion paper aims to contribute to the development of an integrated, science-based set of indicators to monitor progress towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns which support achievement of the SDGs. The paper highlights a number of potential indicators which can serve for different goals and targets and which thus contribute to making the targets more actionable and transformative, by promoting an integrated approach to shifting towards SCP patterns and achieving the SDGs.

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Measurement, Assessment, and Modelling
Sustainable Development Goals
Focus area
Act Together
UNEP, 2015