Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Report, 2020
Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production

Release date: October 20, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production

Description: Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production

An estimated 11.2 million tonnes, equivalent to $49 billion of avoidable food loss and waste* occurs along the Canadian food value chain annually

*Food that is grown, raised, caught, or harvested for human consumption, but never eaten is considered to be food loss and waste.

Source: Value Chain Management International and Second Harvest, The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste: Technical Report.

In 2018, more than 43,000 zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) were registered in Canada for the first time

  • 518 ZEV were registered in 2011
  • 41% of new ZEV were registered in Quebec in 2018

Note: Zero-emission vehicles are battery electric vehicles (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) with the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions.

Source: Statistics Canada, table 20-10-0021-01.

In 2016, Canadians required 7.7 global hectares per person to meet their needs, the fourth highest ecological footprint in the world

Source: Global Footprint Network, Ecological Footprint – Open Data Portal.

If everyone on Earth lived like an average Canadian… it would take 4.8 earths to meet the demand

Source: Global Footprint Network, 2019 National Footprint Accounts.

Community Spotlight

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. It works to promote food sovereignty by highlighting ways to produce food in an ecologically sound and sustainable method.

Source: Food Secure Canada

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