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The Symposium on Sustainable Consumption was held in Oslo, Norway, from 19-20 January 1994. The Symposium confirmed that international agreement exists on the need to change unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. There was broad support for a detailed analysis of the relationship between production and consumption patterns and their environmental, economic and social impacts. The Symposium proposed that the CSD consider: establishing a network among interested countries for exchanging information on practical experience in promoting sustainable consumption; and establishing a task force of experts designated by interested governments to recommend ways and means to achieve more sustainable patterns of production and consumption in both the public and private sectors.