Our planet faces a severe crisis. Economic and social development has imposed consumer behavior that has significantly damaged the environment. Therefore, children and youth are the important actors in our society to start an education for new consumption habits. Their decisions as consumers exert an increasing influence on markets and lifestyles, it is they who can change consumption patterns for others that allow for sustainable development.
To achieve this, a concept called Sustainable Consumption has been defined by the Mexican government authorities, which refers to the set of actions that seek to find viable solutions to social, economic and environmental imbalances; through a more responsible behavior built by all. Sustainable Consumption is related to the production and distribution, use and disposal of products and services, providing the means to rethink about life cycles. We must have as a goal: to ensure the satisfaction of the basic needs of the community as a whole, reduce excesses and thus avoid environmental damage.
The establishment of norms to regulate the current processes of production and consumption of goods can help governments, including Mexico, meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 set by the United Nations Organization (UN), the forum Promoting sustainable consumption in Latin America through consumer information and product design.
The Forum Boosting Sustainable Consumption in Latin America is a project funded by the European Union (EU) and will be implemented in Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica at the same time to support governments and companies in marking public and new policies consumption and production patterns that improve the sustainability, design and consumer information of their products towards more sustainable lifestyles, in line with proposals from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
This project is coordinated by the Mexican Attorney General's Office.