SDG 12

 

 

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Targets to be of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.c 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

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 12 or vice versa.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

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Climate change measures and increased awareness of mitigation strategies can create innovation in resource efficiency.
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Climate change measures can enable the reduction of food waste by shifting to a more regional and seasonal supply chain.
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Reduction of food waste will reduce the emissions from transport and production of agricultural products.
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Increased investment in technologies to improve durability of food stuffs (increased packaging, increased cooling) has negative impact on CO2 emissions.
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Cimate change mitigation can improve consumers awareness about the environmental footprint of food products and result in a more careful consumption.
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Increased rate of recycling and reduced waste generation can increase material efficiency and reduce the environmental pressure associated with production processes.
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Reduced waste will also reduce the amount of emissions from landfills and waste processing sites.
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Removal of fossil fuel subsidies presents a means on incorporating climate change measures into national policies and ensuring the price of fossil fuels reflect the true cost associated.
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Environmentally harmful subsidies hinder investment in renewable energies and low-carbon technologies and have thus negative effects on the competitiveness of renewables.
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