Sustainable Consumption and Production Indicators for the Future SDGs


International Institute for Sustainable Development
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
United Nations Environment Programme
Livia Bizikova
László Pintér
Gabriel A. Huppé
Heinz Schandl
Charles Arden-Clarke
Sandra Averous
Alice Mansion
Clementine O’Connor
1 March 2015

This discussion paper aims to contribute to the development of an integrated science-based set of indicators to monitor progress towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns that support achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The authors highlight several potential indicators that can serve different goals and targets and thus contribute to making the targets more actionable and transformative by promoting an integrated approach to shifting towards SCP patterns and achieving the SDGs.