Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.
It also requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

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SBP named 2024 Excellence in Sustainable Development Award Winner

SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project) is a nonprofit founded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Their mission is to “shrink the time between disaster and recovery” by providing disaster preparation and recovery support for 10

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Part Design Geometry-Driven 3D Printing Toolpath Optimization for AM Energy Sustainability Improvement

Abstract: One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies in the past three decades is additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing or rapid prototyping. The energy consumption problem in AM can

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A Productivity Framework for Establishing Project Sustainability in Industrial Firms in Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract: Industrial firms in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) invest in capital projects to achieve their long-term business objectives in line with the Sustainable Development Goals as advocated by the United Nations. However, these firms have

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Sustainable Supply Chain Optimization in the Automotive Industry

Abstract: Sustainability in supply chain management requires the consideration of environmental and social factors in operational decisions. Over the last few years, sustainability has become a highly relevant topic for researchers and practitioners. However, there

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Case Study Analysis of Sustainable Development using Cluster Analysis and Systems Dynamics

Abstract: Current sustainability models lack frameworks that integrate theoretical reasoning into implementable use cases. This paper uses case study analysis focused on sustainable development. Three distinct contributions are made in this work as evidenced by

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Audit of the regulations for the operation and functioning of the fixed sources of federal jurisdiction regarding the atmosphere of generators of hazardous waste, providers of waste management services.

Abstract: Guarantee, through environmental audits, compliance with the regulations and operations of the operation of the federal jurisdiction in terms of the atmosphere of hazardous waste that they dispose of, in order to make companies

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Role of IOT & AI in decarbonizing in lifecycle refrigeration management: a 90 Billion Metric Ton CO2 eq emissions opportunity.

Abstract: The world faces an unprecedented challenge as average temperature rises and many solutions to reduce carbon immersions require prohibitively high capital investments. This presentation will provide details of a low cost yet impactful technology

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Lucas Oil Stadium: Life Cycle Analysis and Multi-Objective Tradeoff Analysis of Local Suppliers

Abstract: As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, the consideration of sustainability in the supply chain has become increasingly valued by organizations. In increasing sustainability in every aspect of the supply chain life cycle, organizations

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