Keywords: sustainable development, sustainable consumption, sustainable production, SCP, service development, SPSD, eco-design, life cycle management
Enabling Sustainable Development through sustainable consumption and production
A key aspect of moving towards Sustainable Development is Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and enabling us to meet our human needs in more sustainable ways. This is a complex issue incorporating many facets and stakeholders. On the basis of the results of a recent industry-focused research project on these issues, this paper describes the factors necessary to enable SCP as a reality and whether SCP can deliver on the Sustainable Development agenda.