Problem

Unsustainable consumption patterns

Incidence:

This consumer lifestyle as presently practised is environmentally wasteful and inefficient, requiring large quantities of resources per capita and generating wastes that create further environmental problems when they are disposed of and released into the environment.

Claim:

A person in the USA causes 100 times more damage to the global environment than a person in a poor country.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
30.05.2019 – 17:53 CEST