Agenda 21, Chapter 4: In order to support this broad strategy, Governments, and/or private research and policy institutes, with the assistance of regional and international economic and environmental organizations, should make a concerted effort to expand or promote databases on production and consumption and develop methodologies for analyzing them.
The Soria Moria Conference (February 1994) proposed a working definition of sustainable consumption as, "the use of goods and services that respond to basic needs and brig a better quality of life while minimising the sue of natural resources, toxic mater ials and emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle, so as not to jeopardise the needs of future generations."
The issue of sustainable production and consumption has been the subject of considerable interest since the conclusion of the Earth Summit in June 1992. Particular impetus to these discussions has been the two sessions hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment in 1994 and 1995.
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