National Programme on Sustainable Consumption (NPNK)
The National Programme on Sustainable Consumption is a step towards implementing Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and SDG 12 from the consumer perspective. It aims to contribute to reconciling our consumption patterns and lifestyle with ecological and economic limits. In order to achieve this, the programme is designed to expand on instruments and approaches that have been successful to date, but also to initiate new projects. The programme aims to make sustainable consumption possible and easy for everyone and to move sustainable consumption from a niche role into the mainstream. The further development of the National Programme with new measures was approved in May 2021. The Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption will develop a technical proposal for a set of measurable indicators for reviewing the progress of the overall programme and for regular reporting. This set of indicators is intended to complement the consumption-related indicators in Germany's National Sustainable Development Strategy.