Responsible consumption and production
Aim 12 focuses on establishing sustainable consumption and production practices, which play a crucial role in securing the well-being of both current and future generations.
Unsustainable consumption and production patterns are at the core of the triple planetary crises: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. These crises, along with environmental degradation, pose significant threats to human well-being and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Achieving sustainable consumption and production practices requires respecting the Earth's biophysical limits and reducing global consumption rates to align with the planet's capacity to produce ecosystem services and benefits.
At Baku State University, we have long been committed to minimizing our impact on climate change by effectively segregating waste and reducing waste production.
To comply with legal, ecological, and economic requirements, as well as stay current with the latest trends, we have placed special containers throughout the university buildings for segregating different types of waste, such as paper, glass, biodegradable materials, metal, plastic, and residual waste. Additionally, we collect items like inks, toners, batteries, and caps for charitable purposes.
We have plans to launch a campaign that aims to inspire both staff and students to reduce their consumption of plastic and paper. Simultaneously, we will assess the feasibility of reducing disposable products in our laboratories. Regular monitoring of waste generation will also be implemented to track our progress.