How can we create goods and services at scale using processes and systems that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, are economically viable, and have positive societal contributions?
Production systems have a major impact on the environment and society – they are responsible for around 35 percent of global electricity use, 20 percent of CO2 emissions, and a quarter of primary resource extraction. Changing the way our industries make things will be an essential step in alleviating these negative impacts. Developing sustainable production systems will be critical to mitigating climate change and ensuring future growth, wealth and stability.
The Accelerating Sustainable Production project seeks to enable the transformation of production systems to be more efficient and increase net welfare gains while preserving natural resources and continuing to enhance human wellbeing. With a specific focus on food, textiles, electronics, mobility and construction value chains, the project is bringing together businesses, governments, international organizations, civil society, and research and academic institutions to share best practice, innovate, and scale sustainable production practices. It will support efforts by governments and business leaders to drive the next wave of sustainable economic growth and deliver on international agreements such as the Paris Agreement on climate change and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more information, please contact Attila Turos at Attila.Turos@weforum.org