Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

We know the world’s natural resources are limited, but we’re using more water, mining more minerals and cutting down more forests than ever before.

We’re also throwing more stuff away – a lot more. In 1900 the world generated 300,000 tons of rubbish a day. Fast forward 100 years to 2000, and that had shot up to 3 million tons per day. And what’s really crazy is that while 1 in 9 of us are hungry, every year a third of the food we produce is lost or wasted. So we not only need to consume less, we need to make sure it goes further.

If we hit this goal, it could change the lives of millions of people living today, but the real impact will be felt by future generations. Instead of severe water shortages, pollution and ravaged earth, we could leave them a sustainable planet that provides everything they need.

Facts and figures

30% to 40%

30% to 40% of the foods produced in Nigeria are ultimately wasted (Minister of Agriculture, 2017)

1.9 million

Over 1.9 million naira is loss due to food wastage yearly (Nigeria Data Summary, 2017).

3 in 10

57 million Nigerians don’t have clean water. That’s 3 in every 10 people (WaterAid, 2018).

11% & 25%

Women’s nutrition is also of concern in Nigeria, facing the double burden of malnutrition: prevalence of under-nutrition is 11 percent and prevalence of overweight/obesity is 25 percent (National Population Commission and ICF International 2014).
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1 No Poverty
Goal 2 Zero Hunger
Goal 3 Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4 Quality Education
Goal 5 Gender Equality
Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities And Communities
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 Climate Action
Goal 14 Life Below Water
Goal 15 Live on Land
Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17 Partnership For The Goals

Goals in action