DSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Sustainable Consumption and Production: An Overarching Objective of Sustainable Development - A Special Event

05 Feb 2014

Highlights of the special event on sustainable consumption and production that took place on 5 Feb 2014. At the event, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India said that if the pattern of consumption and production which has fueled global development since World War II is allowed to continue the way it is, it will threaten the incredible progress in human development and the viability of the planet we all live on.  

The approach to tackle the challenge of sustainable development in its entirety has timely positioned the issue of sustainable consumption and production at the core of international discussions on the post-2015 developmental agenda. Against the backdrop of current international discourse on sustainable consumption and production and the enormous potential that exists in different sectors of the economy to move in this direction, this special event aimed to understand, through stakeholder perspectives, some of the challenges that arise in operationalizing the concept of sustainable consumption and production and how these can be resolved.