Ensuring pricing system supports sustainable development goals
Moving towards pricing consistent with sustainable development objectives.
There is already some progress in the use of appropriate economic instruments to influence consumer behaviour. These instruments include environmental charges and taxes, deposit/refund systems [etc]. Agenda 21 recommends that this process should be encouraged in the light of country-specific conditions.
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
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