Pre-study for the Creation of a Nordic Panel to Reach SDG 12
We are proud to announce that the Nordic Council of Ministers supports SDSN Northern Europe to conduct a pre-study for the creation of a Nordic Panel to reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, within the Generation 2030 program.
Generation 2030 is a program under the Nordic Council of Ministers to support the implementation of the SDGs in the Nordic countries. The program strives to involve a wide range of actors in the Nordic region in order to raise awareness and facilitate knowledge sharing on efforts to reach the SDGs in the Nordic region.
For the program period 2017 – 2020, Generation 2030 has a special emphasis on the theme Sustainable Consumption and Production, as this is an area where the Nordic region face the biggest challenge in reaching the 2030 Agenda as a whole (see Bumps on the Road to 2030). The Nordic countries have a long history of working with this theme and a lot of knowledge and research on issues related to the broad theme of sustainable consumption and production. However, this knowledge needs to be utilized to a larger extend than today in order to reach a significant impact by 2030.
The pre-study will map existing Nordic research within the theme SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, potential gaps and how to construct a Nordic Science-Policy panel on this area.
– We are very happy for the opportunity this pre-study, on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers, gives us to identify Nordic strengths in research with relevance to sustainable production and consumption, and how we can reinforce the interface between science and policy concerning the implementation of the 2030 Agenda SDG 12. It is no surprise that SDG 12 pinpoints major aspects of sustainability. The main question is where do we draw the line, because we can’t take on everything. Says Anders Ahlbäck, Project Manager, SDSN Northern Europe.