The aim of SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
A core principle of this Goal is that supply chains must be more sustainable. This is an area of expertise that the Grantham Centre specialises in. Most noteworthy is a groundbreaking paper looking at the environmental impact of a loaf of bread from seed to supermarket shelf. This paper was written by Grantham Centre experts, including Peter Horton and Richard Bruce.
A number of Grantham Scholars work towards SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production. For instance, Meletios Bimpizas is exploring supply chains in order to see if the European economy can transition to a circular agri-food economy. Also, Kaisa Pietilå is examining the link between the global economic crisis and environmental crisis. And George Coiley is researching the debates about sustainable diets and the legitimate scope of political action.
Finally, our special project Plastics: Redefining Single-Use aims to create a circular economy for plastics.
To find out more about Grantham Centre research and how it connects to the Sustainable Development Goals, visit our Research page. Or if you want to find out more about Grantham Scholar projects and news by SDG, look below.
Our Scholars work on projects which will help the world reach the targets set out in the SDGs. Supervised by academics from across academic disciplines, the Scholars also have the benefit of expertise from business and policy experts.
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We work closely with our partner sustainability teams at TUoS. Many of the researchers behind these groups are mentors to Grantham Scholars.