Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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12.1 Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries 12.1.1 Number of countries with sustainable consumption and production (SCP) national action plans or SCP mainstreamed as a target into national policies Exploring data sources
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources 12.2.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP Exploring Data Sources
12.2.2.PR Household direct and indirect consumption of energy and waterTable note 1Table note 2 8 sub-indicators              
12.2.2.PR.a Household energy consumtion (direct)
Terajoules 2015 2,798,362 2014 2,856,831 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0096-01  
12.2.2.PR.b Household energy use per capita (direct)
Gigajoules 2015 78.1 2014 80.4 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0096-01  
12.2.2.PR.c Personal expenditure (households) energy use (direct plus indirect)
Terajoules 2014 5,216,046 2013 5,183,227 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0010-01  
12.2.2.PR.d Personal expenditure (households) energy use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Gigajoules 2014 146.8 2013 147.5 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0250-01 and 38-10-0098-01  
12.2.2.PR.e Household water use (direct)
Cubic metres x 1,000 2015 3,160,598 2013 3,128,899 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0250-01 Infographic (Statistics Canada) - Fresh Water in Canada
12.2.2.PR.f Household water use per capita (direct)
Cubic metres 2013 92.1 2011 102.1 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0250-01 and 38-10-0098-01 Infographic (Statistics Canada) - Fresh Water in Canada
12.2.2.PR.g Personal expenditure (households) water use (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres x 1,000 2013 19,939,314 2011 18,999,717 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0010-01  
12.2.2.PR.h Personal expenditure (households) water use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres 2013 567.2 2011 553.2 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0250-01 and 38-10-0098-01  
12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses 12.3.1 (a) Food loss index and (b) food waste index Indicator under development
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment 12.4.1.PR Does Canada meet commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by international agreements on hazardous waste and other chemicals.Table note 3 Yes / No 2017 Yes 2016 Yes Environment and Climate Change Canada Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations  
12.4.2 Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment Indicator under development
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse 12.5.1 National recycling rate, tons of material recycled Indicator under development
12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle 12.6.1 Number of companies publishing sustainability reports Indicator under development
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities 12.7.1 Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans Indicator under development
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature 12.8.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development (including climate change education) are mainstreamed in
(a) National Education policies;
(b) curricula;
(c) teacher education; and
(d) student assessment
Indicator under development
12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production 12.a.1 Amount of support to developing countries on research and development for sustainable consumption and production and environmentally sound technologies Indicator under development
12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products 12.b.1 Number of sustainable tourism strategies or policies and implemented action plans with agreed monitoring and evaluation tools Indicator under development
12.c Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities 12.c.1 Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption) and as a proportion of total national expenditure on fossil fuels Exploring Data Sources
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