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Funding SDG 12

One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund for SDG 12

Supporting countries in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12) for integrated action at national level

Governments, businesses and households will all need to change behaviours, with a view to ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Financing for Development, 2015

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The German Federal Ministry for Environment, Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has pledged €1 Million for the One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12).



The Government of Denmark has become the latest funding partner to make a pledge to the One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12).

The Fund is a pooled funding mechanism for cohesive action to support countries in assessing, designing, prioritizing and implementing policies and practices for Sustainable Consumption and Production, bringing together the expertise of the One Planet network members and the comparative advantages of the participating UN agencies.

Entry points for the highest positive impacts:

It is important to prioritise measures, through sectors and hotspots of key value chains to identify where the greatest opportunity for improvement occurs.

For example:

  • The buildings and construction sector accounts for 39% of energy and process-related CO2 emissions, including 11% from the manufacturing and procurement of building materials. It also accounts for 30% of global resource consumption. With the building stock set to double by 2050, emissions, energy and resource consumption are set to increase.
  • The food sector is the dominant user of natural resources. Food systems, considered from production to consumption, are responsible for up to 37% of global GHG emissions, 60% of global terrestrial biodiversity loss, and the overexploitation of 20% of the world’s aquifers.

Projects in the spotlight

SDG 12 Resource Efficient Housing

The project aims to integrate resource efficiency into the building’s life cycle by equipping UN Country Teams (UNCTs) with the necessary tools and information to reach the following expected outputs

  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction Mainstreaming and Advocacy Package for UNCTs covering policy, investment value, and capacity building in building and construction programmes, tested in pilot countries
  • Value assessment methodology for national buildings and construction programmes, focusing on national housing-related ones, tested in pilot countries
  • Country assessment tailored to the pilot countries to provide a solid baseline of the construction sector, followed by the development of national Sustainable Buildings and Construction roadmaps.

The specific objective of the programme is to equip UN country teams with the necessary tools and information to: Support...

Promoting sustainable food consumption and production patterns through integrated tools, advocacy and multi-stakeholder action

The project aims to achieve coherent policies and strengthened human capacities for sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems development at national and municipal level. Expected outputs are:

  • Tool for multi-stakeholder collaboration for food systems transformation (piloted in Uganda)
  • Global tools and approaches for sustainable food management in the tourism sector
  • Enhanced policy coherence and multi-stakeholder and sectoral actions to promote sustainable food consumption and production patterns at national and sub-national levels (in Uganda, and Brazil at urban level)
  • Strengthened capacities of food system actors on sustainable approaches in policies and interventions; on urban and peri-urban linkages for sustainable food systems and nutrition; and on sustainable good management for food and hospitality businesses
  • A global behavioural change campaign “Groundswell” catalysed at city level, including the establishment of a  Sustainable Food City Partnership in Brazil



The objectives of the Programme is to support food systems change in four main areas in order to: 1. Address the (i)...

Criteria used to develop Joint Programmes of 2020 cycle