UN Sustainable Development Group 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG Outputs

We had 30 outputs relevant to this SDG in 2022 according to SciVal and 31 in 2021.

Kotzé, L.J., et al. (2022) Earth system law: Exploring new frontiers in legal science. Earth System Governance, 11.  

DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2021.100126 

Pizzi, S., Leopizzi, R. and Caputo, A. (2022) The enablers in the relationship between entrepreneurial ecosystems and the circular economy: the case of circularity.com.  Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal  33 26-43 

DOI: 10.1108/MEQ-01-2021-0011 




The University of Lincoln is committed to responsible consumption and production across not only teaching and research, but also our day-to-day operations. This is reflected in the fabric of our estate, with the Ross Lucas Medical Sciences Building being designed to produce 15% of its electricity use and is heated and cooled by a Hybrid VRF Heat Pump system, and the recent repurposing of former HMRC Offices at Lawress Hall into space for our professional services.

The University has also taken steps to support responsible consumption and production in the private sector. Researchers at the University have worked to produce innovative extraction methodologies which have had implication in improving the industrial processes in the field of rare metal extraction from petroleum ash and other substrates. This work has led the University to set up a commercial arm to bring these services to a wider audience.

Sustainability in the Curriculum

From utilising sustainable teaching practice in subjects such as fashion, to modules on sustainable energy and climate change in our engineering courses,  values of responsible consumption have been embedded into our curriculum. Our aim is to empower the next generation of scientists, business leaders, and artists to introduce sustainable practice across their careers.

One Step Greener

The One Step Greener exhibition was organised as part of the University’s contribution to COP26. The insightful exhibition was a showcase of local artists, and explored how creative practices can be more sustainable by looking at both individual and collective action.

UN SDG 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.