Affiliations: [a] Research Associate, Resource Efficiency & Governance, Centre for Resource Efficiency & Governance, TERI
Abstract: There are various facets that can play a telling role in mitigating the aspect of climate change and the linkages associated with it. While largely the global focus has been on energy transition and moving away from fossil fuel-based consumption, a lot needs to be explored on how we as a society need to move towards responsible production and consumption patterns and the elements that can enable it. The phenomenon of climate change and sustainability is rooted in the products/services and their eventual mass consumption that warrant their degradation. Given the wide range of interdependencies that exist within the ecosystem of sustainability, this paper brings to light the need for analysing our consumption and production patterns through the lens of complex system mechanism, and its subsequent impact on India and the world.
Keywords: Complex System, Sustainable Development Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production