The aim of SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
A core principle of SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production is that supply chains must be more sustainable, an area of expertise that the Grantham Centre specialises in. We have produced a groundbreaking paper looking at the environmental impact of a loaf of bread from seed to supermarket shelf, written by Grantham Centre experts, including Peter Horton and Richard Bruce.
A number of Grantham Scholars work towards SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production. Meletios Bimpizas is also exploring supply chains in order to see if the European economy can ‘close the loop’ and transition to a circular agri-food economy. 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.
You can find out about these projects and more below.
Our Scholars work on projects which will help the world reach the targets set out by 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 the TUoS. The researchers behind these groups are mentors to many of Grantham Scholars and are coming up with innovative new solutions to sustainability challenges.