• Each year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted » If people worldwide switched to energy efficient lightbulbs, the world would save $120 billion annually
  • Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles
  • More than 1 billion people still do not have access to fresh water
  • Households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions

WORLD 2030


  • The 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production implemented, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
  • The sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources achieved
  • Global food waste halved, both per capita and at the retail and consumer levels; food losses along production and supply chains reduced, including post-harvest losses
  • The environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle achieved in accordance with agreed international frameworks
  • The release of chemicals into the water, air and soil significantly reduced in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • Waste generation substantially reduced through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Companies, especially large and transnational companies, are encouraged to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
  • Sustainable public procurement practices are promoted in accordance with national policies and priorities
  • People everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature


  • Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
  • Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities
  • Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products