Consumption and production around the world are based on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have a destructive impact on the planet. Economic and social progress over the past century has been accompanied by environmental degradation to such an extent that it threatens the very future of development. Sustainable consumption and production (Sustainable Development Goal 12) refer to separating economic growth from environmental degradation, increasing resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles The emergence of COVID-19 highlighted the relationship between humans and nature and revealed the basic principles of compromise that we constantly face: humans have unlimited needs, but the planet has a limited capacity to satisfy them. It is crucial to understand and respect the limits to which humans can press nature before their impact becomes negative. The limitations that nature sets must be reflected in our patterns of consumption and production.
Panelists: Nikola Božić, program director, Petnica Research Station
Nada Lazić, former MP, coordinator of the informal Green Parliamentary Group
Dušan Stojaković, manager for sustainable development and marketing, Hemofarm AD
Lidija Radulović , program coordinator in the field of green policies, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence