Sustainable Consumption and Production

This course introduces the concept of sustainable consumption and production (SCP). It also describes how to integrate SCP concepts into conservation and development planning and management processes, such as those associated with National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 Languages: English, French, Spanish
 Estimated effort: 3 hours/all course requirements
 Course type: Self-paced module
Partners: UNDP, NBSAP Forum


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Welcome to this module on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). SCP is an approach to limit the environmental degradation caused by the production and use of goods and services. SCP requires that production practices become more efficient, use fewer resources, and generate less pollution and waste. To achieve SCP, production sectors, business, governments, communities, and individuals all need to work together to meet the needs of society in an environmentally sustainable way.

The goal of the module is to help you understand the concept of SCP in the context of national conservation and development planning and management processes, such as those associated with National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are four lessons in this module. Each lesson takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. The entire module should take three hours to complete. Click on the appropriate lesson button below to start the module. Please ensure that pop-ups are enabled in your browser.

Course Completion Requirements

Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.

The content of this self-paced e-learning module was used during the Massive Open Online Course “Greening Consumption and Production”, which took place in May - July 2017. View the course report below.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Modules
  • 15 Activities
  • Course Certificate