Replicating patterns of unsustainable consumption

Other Names:
Duplicating unsustainable consumption

While it is recognized that changes in consumption and production patterns must lie at the heart of the global transition towards a sustainable society; it must be noted that current developments in the countries with economies in transition may have the effect of duplicating unsustainable consumption patterns.


Paragraph 21 of the 1998 UN/ECE Arhus Declaration recognizes the problem of duplicating unsustainable consumption in the development processes currently underway in Eastern European countries.

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
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
16.11.2013 – 16:32 CET