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Beyond Efficiency: Transforming Trade to Achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production
Almost three decades since the Rio Conference of 1992, the continued failure of governments to implement commitments on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) indicate the enormous resistance of world leaders to drastically rethink current modes of economic growth, international trade and investment. As a result, the people now face the deadly impacts of climate change, poverty and inequality with poor communities disproportionally suffering the most.
A transformative shift to more sustainable systems of consumption and production is needed in order to avert the irreversible impacts of multiple crises of climate and the economy. In the context of neoliberal globalization, such transformation is only possible through the adoption of an alternative SCP framework that puts people’s rights at the front and center.
- Trade and SCP in the context of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
- Trade and SCP nexus
- Existing initiatives to address SCP in the context of trade
- Transforming trade to support people powered SCP