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Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa

  • Published on June 13, 2023

The course introduces key approaches, policies and international frameworks that aim to unlock more sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP).

It covers a number of aspects and various thematic areas: from energy efficiency - to climate-smart agriculture, from SCP tools, policies and international agreements - to behavioral change of individuals.



The objectives of the tool are:

  • Define the concept of SCP and explain its value for Africa and globally
  • Distinguish key elements of effective policies for SCP
  • Discuss how can SCP be advanced specific sectors and areas
  • Explain the role of consumers and individual choices for SCP
  • Identify global and regional initiatives that promote SCP

Item Assessment information

Needs addressed

  • c-check Developing strong governance and policies
  • c-check Scaling sustainable and circular business models
  • c-check Adopting SCP norms, technologies and practices

Leaving no one behind

  • c-check Addressing SCP needs of the national population (including vulnerable groups)
  • c-check Promoting equal women/men participation and development with SCP
  • c-check Enhancing SCP practices and collaboration between key stakeholders (public and private)


  • c-check Tested
  • c-check Implemented
  • c-check Evaluated Proof of Concept
  • c-check Applicable multiple countries


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  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.7
  • 12.8
  • 12.a
  • 12.b
  • 12.c

How does the tool make an impact on SDG12?

The tool provides orientation on enabling policies for SCP in high-impact sectors. It has strong relevance to SDG12. 1

How does the tool make an impact across SDGs?