12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
The approach of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is based on three key principles: achieving SDGs is the shared responsibility of all levels of government; local and regional authorities must have the necessary competences and financial autonomy to achieve the goals in their respective areas; citizens must always remain at the heart of the action.
For the sustainability of our societies, it is important to ensure resource efficiency, access to basic services and a good quality of life for all. Congress contributes to the economic, environmental, social and competitive development of cities, which must opt for sustainable consumption and production.
The Congress adopted the following texts in relation to SDG 12:
- REC266 (2009) and RES284 (2009) - The future of cultural tourism – towards a sustainable model
- REC259 (2009) and RES278 (2009) - Public water and sewer services for sustainable development
- REC244 (2008) and RES263 (2008) - Responsible consumption and solidarity-based finance
- REC230 (2008) and RES247 (2008) - Local and regional authorities committed to sustainable consumption