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Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen: #12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen: #12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Without receiving enough benefits, developing countries bear a huge portion of the climate, biodiversity, and pollution effects of resource-intensive production systems. The pandemic’s effects have worsened the situation. 

The Sustainable Development Goal 12 aims to address this situation and ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

According to the United Nations, sustainable consumption and production will maximize the socio-economic benefits of resource use while reducing the downsides as part of long-term global pandemic recovery measures.

As part of our commitment to encouraging open dialogue about the Sustainable Development Goals and fostering knowledge sharing, we will continue our #ExploreSDGs series today by discovering content relating to SDG12 on our network.

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Cutting-edge research on Fair Trade

Under the Fairtrade label, producers, consumers, and advocates worldwide are working together to push for social and climate justice, while promoting responsible consumption and production.

The Journal of Fair Trade is an independent, peer-reviewed academic journal created in February 2019 by the Fair Trade Society and published by Pluto Journals. The Journal of Fair Trade aims to rediscover the best practices and ideals that contribute to mutuality and fairness in trade, while aspiring to be a source of cutting-edge research on Fair Trade.

The Journal provides a much-needed independent space in which to discuss the ever-changing practical and theoretical approaches to making the world a more just place through business and trade.

Highlighted articles:

Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Impact is a series of leading, high-quality science reports that truly enables the communication of research impact in a format and language that these stakeholders will understand. The journal features content from the world’s leading research agencies, policy groups, universities, and research projects.

In topics related to sustainable management and use of resources, Impact provides examples of good practices from around the world and innovative research in these areas:

Indigenous Knowledge covers research areas related to indigenous knowledge, and plenty of the publications in this collection feature topics on sustainable use of natural resources and efficient management.

Sustainable resource management helps to maintain and enrich biodiversity, and the Pensoft Biodiversity collection on ScienceOpen is a fantastic source of knowledge where scholarship on resource management, sustainability, and biodiversity protection intersects.

Reduce waste generation and achieve sound management of chemicals and wastes throughout their life cycle

Featured in a couple of previous blogs related to other SDGs, the Journal of Green Building continues to be a great source for scholarship on topics of sustainability, green urban planning, responsible management of development projects, and so on.

Below we are highlighting only some of the articles related to the topic of reducing waste generation and responsible production in the context of urban planning, architecture, and building:

Emerald: Responsible Management is a collection published by Emerald Publishers that encourages leadership that promotes non-discriminatory work and activities that do not create unnecessary harm to global economies, people, or resources.

The collection features Emerald’s best research supporting SDGs 8,9,10,11 and 12.

On topics of responsible consumption and production, you can find different articles, among which:

UCL-affiliated research on SDG12

UCL has collected all its published research supporting the United Nations SDG12 in a dedicated topical collection on ScienceOpen. Discover the wide range of topics related to SDG12 featured in this collection and spread the word on the importance of responsible consumption and production for a more sustainable future:

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With our #ExploreSDGs campaign, we will be promoting collections that we find relevant to the SDG of the week on a regular basis. Join our Twitter campaign and share your own ScienceOpen research using the hashtags #ExploreSDGs and #ScienceOpen.

2 thoughts on “Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen: #12 Responsible Consumption and Production”

  1. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #12, Responsible Consumption and Production, is a critical framework aiming to address global challenges related to unsustainable consumption and production patterns. It emphasizes the need for more efficient use of resources, reduction of waste generation, and promotion of sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. Achieving SDG #12 involves fostering a shift towards sustainable lifestyles, encouraging businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices, and promoting transparency in production methods. Platforms like ScienceOpen play a crucial role in raising awareness, fostering discussions, and disseminating research on responsible consumption and production, providing a collaborative space to explore innovative solutions that contribute to achieving this SDG.

  2. The mention of technology as an enabler for achieving SDG 12 resonates particularly well in our fast-paced, interconnected world. Leveraging innovation to optimize resource use and reduce waste seems like a step in the right direction. It’s heartening to see technology positioned not just as a contributor but as a potential game-changer in this quest for sustainability.

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