This indicator allows for the quantification (#) and monitoring of countries making progress along the policy cycle of binding and non-binding policy instruments aimed at supporting Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Sustainable Consumption and Production: the working definition of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) used in the context of this framework is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimising the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardise the needs of future generation.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Policy: although quite flexible and contexts specific, a policy is usually defined as a course of action that has been officially agreed by an entity or an organization (governmental or non-governmental) and is effectively implemented to achieve specific objectives.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Policy instruments for sustainable consumption and production: policy instruments refer to the means Ã¢â‚¬â€œ methodologies, measures or interventions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that are used to achieve those objectives. In the case of SCP, such instruments are designed and implemented to reduce the environmental impacts of consumption and production patterns, with a view of generating economic and/or social benefits.
Making progress along the policy cycle refers to the development, adoption, implementation or evaluation of such policy instruments.
Metadata: https://environmentlive.unep.org/indicator/index/12_1_1, https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/files/Metadata-12-01-01.pdf