Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 12.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 12 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

33 case studies available.

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for Recycler Artisan
Douala, Cameroon

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for...

The program increases economic viability, enhances social relevance and guarantees environmental sustainability

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolita...

An inter-federation model make feasible for the municipalities to manage their waste in an integrated way.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Seoul , South Korea

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a multiple complex to house a center for the design and fashion industry and a history and culture park.

Sandokdoro Renaissance Project
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Busan, South Korea

Sandokdoro Renaissance Project

The project intends to revitalize a deprived neighborhood, while preserving its unique spatial, cultural, landscape and historical assets.

“The Sharing City, Seoul” Project
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Seoul , South Korea

“The Sharing City, Seoul” Project

A city-funded and share-based policy for improving citizens’ quality of life in Seoul

Gothenburg Recycling House: A circular economy enterprise as the first step into the labour market
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg Recycling House: A circular economy ...

Gothenburg’s ‘Recycling House’ produces and sells recycled and upcycled items to promote the circular economy. It also provides highly vulnerable people with an opportunity to test their work readiness in a safe setting.

Rennes Metropole: Inclusive employment through waste management
Rennes Metropole, France

Rennes Metropole: Inclusive employment through ...

Rennes Metropole is using social clauses in public procurement for its waste management activities to tackle long term unemployment among low skilled people.

Material recovery Facility at the New Delhi Railway Station
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New Delhi, India

Material recovery Facility at the New Delhi Rai...

The Chintan recycling project at the New Delhi Railway Station manages tons of unsorted garbage every day and enables waste-pickers to carry out their livelihoods in a clean and dignified work environment.

GOONJ
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New Delhi, India

GOONJ

GOONJ is an NGO working on issues of urban waste and social distribution. It believes in utilizing vast quantities of untapped old and waste material in middle class households and re-using it to create second-hand products.