Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.
- Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
- Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
- Achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
- Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
- Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
- Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
- Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
- Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
- Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
- Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts.
A mobile and autonomous hygiene module available to migrants, refugees, and homeless people free of charge, inspired by the role of white blood cells in the immune system.
An ecological sister school program pairing students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, inspired by DNA repair mechanisms.
A pre-sorting pneumatic waste system, visible at strategic locations along the Seine, inspired by the human digestive system.
A network of publicly accessible refrigerators and pantries where Parisians can exchange excess fresh food, inspired by the way carbon dioxide travels from the cells to the lungs.
An online platform to facilitate offline, bidirectional mentoring between youth (13-26) and Third Age adults (50-70), inspired by evolutionary arguments for intergenerational partnerships.
An alternative "green currency" that rewards users for performing environmentally friendly actions, inspired by the kidney's ability to reclaim and reuse waste.
A whimsical approach to urban greening using moss art on building facades and billboards, inspired by the process of pufferfish nest construction.
Harnessing the Seine
Hydroelectric kinetic turbines on the bed of the Seine that generate electricity for the subway system, inspired by the ATP synthase enzyme.
Joie de Vivre
A pop-up playground that facilitates child-directed play using upcycled materials, inspired by the mutualistic relationship between glucose and lactate.
A fully equipped, student-run food truck that fosters new friendships within the Parisian student community, inspired by the Golgi Apparatus.
An app that rewards users for their distance travelled on public transportation, inspired by the role of pheromones in ant colonies.
An energy efficiency program that captures excess heat from the subway to offset utility costs in low-income housing, inspired by electron transport chains in cells.
A funeral service that increases accessibility to alternative burial practices for Parisians, inspired by the mycorrhizal network that connects plants and fungi.
A vending machine that sells excess supermarket produce at discounted prices, inspired by the symbiotic relationship between plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
An educational curriculum and public festival focused on making art with recycled materials, inspired by the Central Dogma.
Salad Bowls Sur Seine
A network of hydroponic islands with phytoremediative plants that purify the Seine, inspired by the nephrons and tubules of the kidney.