How markets and consumers can drive sustainability

Ensuring responsible consumption and production patterns – as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 – requires minimizing environmental impacts, enhancing resource efficiency and reducing waste. In this regard, experts point out that competition and consumer protection policies are uniquely placed to help.

Promoting sustainable ports in Peru

Juan Garcia, a specialist at Peru's national port authority (NPA), is part of a new sustainability project designed to speed up action towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project recently trained staff at the country’s five major ports on safety and environmental protection. It also conducted a two-month campaign to clean beaches and river banks, mobilizing not only port workers but also university students.