Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty. Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.

Overview of some indicators

Basel Convention: submission of the annual national reports
Stockholm Convention: Submission of the national implementation plans
Rotterdam Convention: Submission of the import responses

National Waste Management Strategy 

The Kingdom’s strategy consists of five main pillars, that are currently under review: the backfilling of waste by engineering methods, the recycling of demolition and construction waste, the recycling and converting waste into energy, the recycling of household and commercial waste and the recycling of green waste.

Plastic Waste Management 

Ministerial Orders since 2019 have banned the import of non-biodegradable plastic bags, the manufacture, import or trade of plastic water bottles and cups below 200ml, and the import, manufacture, and distribution of single-use plastic bags with a thickness of less than 35 microns. The use of plastic bags is expected to be banned in a later phase.

Hazardous Waste Management 

In 2020, a Ministerial Order, prepared in cooperation with the World Health Organization, related to the management of hazardous medical waste was issued, addressing the management of hazardous medical waste from production until disposal. It includes strict conditions for proper segregation, sorting and storage of medical waste. The Government conducts annual inspections to all the healthcare facilities to ensure their compliance to the legislation.

E-Waste Management 

In 2021 legislation related to the management of E-Waste was issued to regulate the process of managing electronic waste in a sound, safe and sustainable manner to protect public health and the environment.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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