Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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
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12.1.1 Number of countries developing, adopting or implementing policy instruments aimed at supporting the shift to sustainable consumption and production Exploring data sources
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
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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 waterFootnote 1Footnote 2 8 sub-indicators
12.2.2.PR.a Household energy consumption (direct)
Terajoules 2017 2,753,428 2016 2,720,526 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0096-01  
12.2.2.PR.b Household energy use per capita (direct)
Gigajoules 2017 75.3 2016 75.3 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0096-01 and 17-10-0005-01  
12.2.2.PR.c Personal expenditure (households) energy use (direct plus indirect)
Terajoules 2016 5,004,737 2015 5,132,258 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0010-01  
12.2.2.PR.d Personal expenditure (households) energy use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Gigajoules 2016 138.6 2015 143.7 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0010-01 and 17-10-0005-01  
12.2.2.PR.e Household water use (direct)
Cubic metres × 1,000 2017 2,968,052 2015 3,160,598 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 2017 81.2 2015 88.5 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0250-01 and 17-10-0005-01 Infographic (Statistics Canada) - Fresh Water in Canada
12.2.2.PR.g Personal expenditure (households) water use (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres × 1,000 2017 18,411,630 2015 18,466,384 Statistics Canada Table 38-10-0010-01  
12.2.2.PR.h Personal expenditure (households) water use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres 2015 525.7 2013 560.3 Statistics Canada Tables 38-10-0010-01 and 17-10-0005-01  
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
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12.3.1 (a) Food loss index and (b) food waste index Exploring data sources
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
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12.4.1.PR Does Canada meet commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by international agreements on hazardous waste and other chemicals.Footnote 3 Yes / No 2021 Yes 2020 Yes Environment and Climate Change Canada Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations  
12.4.2 (a) Hazardous waste generated per capita and (b) Proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment Exploring data sources
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
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12.5.1 National recycling rate, tons of material recycled Exploring data sources
12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
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12.6.1 Number of companies publishing sustainability reports Exploring data sources
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
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12.7.1 Degree of sustainable public procurement policies and action plan implementation Exploring data sources
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
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12.8.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment Exploring data sources
12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
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12.a.1 Installed renewable energy-generating capacity in developing countries (in watts per capita) Not applicable in the Canadian context
12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
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12.b.1 Implementation of standard accounting tools to monitor the economic and environmental aspects of tourism sustainability Exploring data sources
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
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12.c.1 Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption) Exploring data sources

Footnotes

PR
Proxy indicator
Footnote 1

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states: "Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP"

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Footnote 2

Canada does not compute domestic material consumption

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Footnote 3

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states: "Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmittig information as required by each relevant agreement"

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