Sustainable Consumption and Production
Sustainable consumption and production is one of the fundamental prerequisites for achieving sustainability. It is defined as use of such products and services that meet the basic needs of society and improve the quality of life while minimising the consumption of natural resources, use of toxic substances, waste and pollutant production throughout the life cycle of the service or product in order to not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Ministry of the Environment has long been involved in the subject matter. The Government Council for Sustainable Development approved a Framework Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Czech Republic already in 2005. The issues of sustainable consumption and production are also among the environmental priorities for the Czech Presidency over the Council of the EU.
- European Regional Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic and the European Commission organised European Regional Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production on 30 – 31 October 2008 in Prague. The aim of the meeting was to contribute to implementing the Johannesburg commitments on Sustainable consumption and Production, to formulate European regional contributions to the 10 Year Framework of Programmes, to discuss the EU Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan and to share information and best practices in the area of sustainable consumption nad production.
- Czechs in a Consumer Paradise!?
Brochure about trends in the consumption of the Czech households over the last twenty years.
- Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Czech Republic
The reason for drafting the Framework for Programmes of Sustainable Consumption and Production (the SCP Framework) has been the necessity to tackle the issue of sustainable consumption and production in a systematic and active way, in view of the increasing consumption of natural resources and growing environmental burden.
- Educational programme (Don't) Buy It!
The aim of educational kit is to explain the issue of sustainable consumption and production to the school children in an enjoyable format.