United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Cambodia

Thank you, Mr. Chairman
Cambodia would like to align itself with the statement made by Singapore on behalf of the G-77 and
China. We would also thank Mr. Bunari and the three panelists for providing the enriched information
and experiences about sustainable consumption and production patterns. We would like to highlight
certain strategies and actions for sustainable consumption and production as follows:
1. 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) are to be used and reinforced as a model of green business and
economy by enforcing the clean environmental regulations;
2. The public and private push for a mentality for green supply chain; redistributing national,
regional and global wealth for resource sharing are to be promoted; we need to cooperate
internationally and regionally to harmonize natural resource uses in an efficient and sustainable
manner.
3. Community competition relying on the green growth actions and best practices is to be
highlighted and scaled-up;
4. High competition among business sectors, stakeholders and enterprises is to stand on socioeconomic
responsibility.
5. Changing patterns of consumption and production are to be oriented towards efficiency of
natural resources by promoting shrift and renewable use of the existing scarce resources.
6. Reducing the double standard within a country, either developed or developing countries, and
among regions by increasing social programs and exchanges of goods and services in the
liberalized manner and enhancing global equity in trade between the North and the South.
7. There is an urgent need for the broadened access to consume and produce provided to the
developing countries and less developed countries to properly do the pricing and provide the
appropriate price signals to the consumers and producers.
8. Training and awareness of consumption and production in the modern world is a necessity to be
shared and exchanged among consumers and producers in the developed and developing
countries: how to conserve, save and preserve the scarce natural resources for the production
and consumption.
9. Regulatory framework is to be established to enforce the changing behaviors of the consumers
and producers; financial incentives are to be provided to the people and the producers who
adhere to the economic efficiency rather than just wasting the resources and free information
about products, natural resources and environment are to be distributed and spread to the
wider scale population and the enterprises.
10. Lastly, in addressing the global food crisis, clean productive technologies are to be used as the
inputs for the production to meet the increasing mass demand from the growing world
population, as this is one of the useful approaches to use few resources for the production
efficiently and effectively. 1 Question: How to address the issues of conflict of national interests
having great impacts on the sustainable consumption and production patterns between the
developed and the developing countries?
Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman for your attention.
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