Global consumer movement comes together for World Consumer Rights Day 2020

17 March 2020

For World Consumer Rights Day (15 March 2020), consumer organisations around the world came together to call for global changes to avert environmental breakdown. The #SustainableConsumer campaign rallied over 160 members in more than 100 countries across the globe, alongside Consumers International partners such the United Nations, to mark the day.

From debates, environmental clean-ups and social media campaigns, to radio and television shows, mobile apps and creative activities with Gen-Z participants, our members raised awareness of the lifestyle changes consumers can make to play their part, and what governments and businesses need to do to make sustainability the easy choice for consumers.

This year’s campaign marks an important starting point that will lay the foundations for the consumer advocacy movement’s increasingly influential voice in the global debate around the climate crisis, as we build momentum for the Decade Of Action for meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more about Consumers International’s work on Sustainable Consumption here and receive the latest updates on future action by signing up to our email alerts.

Explore our map of #SustainableConsumer campaign activity

Learn more about specific activities by exploring our interactive map to find out how the day is being celebrated in your region.

You can also visit our #SustainableConsumer campaign page for a blog series featuring perspectives from consumer advocacy, civil society and industry leaders.