'The Framing of Sustainable Consumption and Production in SDG 12'
ISS Prof. Des Gasper, Dr. Sunil Tankha and PhD researcher Amod Shah published a paper in the Global Policy Journal in a special journal issue on the SDGs
This paper examines the processes of formulation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12) – ‘Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns’ – and its targets and indicators. Authors Prof. Des Gasper, Dr. Sunil Tankha and PhD researcher Amod Shah argue that business interests have steered its narrative of sustainable growth.
While the emergence of SDG 12 as a standalone goal stems from a push by developing countries to build pressure on developed countries, and its presence may open space for attention to this area in the future, many of its targets were watered down and left vague.
Based at Durham University, the Global Policy Journal's special issue investigates the politics that shaped the SDGs, the setting of the goals, the selection of the measurement methods.
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