Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

The UK has various policies and strategy plans in place to support sustainable consumption and production. For example - The ten point plan for a green industrial evolution - This plan sets out the approach government will take to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate our path to net zero.

Resources and waste strategy for England - This strategy sets out plans to preserve material resources by minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and moving towards a circular economy in England.

Environment (Wales) Act 2016 - This Act introduces a number of measures to manage Wales’ natural resources. It allows Wales’ natural resources to be managed at both a national and local level through different frameworks such as the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Planning (Wales) Act 2015.

Towards zero waste - our waste strategy - This is Wales’ long term aim for resource efficiency and waste management. The climate emergency skills action plan - This plan identifies a series of priority areas focused on employers, education and individuals that will help Scotland capitalise on job opportunities emerging from the net-zero transition.
Making Things Last - a circular economy strategy for Scotland - This strategy sets out priorities for moving towards a more circular economy where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland’s progress in the zero waste and resource efficiency agendas.

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Relevant UK policies

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 18 April 2019
Metadata last updated 01 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries developing, adopting or implementing policy instruments aimed at supporting the shift to sustainable consumption and production

Target name

Implement the 10‐Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

Global indicator description
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Tier II

UN custodian agency

UN Environment (UNEP)

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