Ensure sustainable consumption
and production patterns
How remittance families contribute to the goal
As remittance families increase their purchase capacity and change their consumption patterns, they can do so by meeting individual needs and aspirations within the ecological limits of the planet.
Migrant households are regular and heavy consumers of nostalgic goods (home country products).
Trade of nostalgic goods and diaspora tourism imply significant revenue for countries of origin. Diaspora populations can act as a bridge to broader markets of nostalgic goods and local tourism.
- Develop awareness-raising programmes in remittance-receiving communities on the suitability of adopting environmentally-friendly consumption patterns and prioritizing productive investment over luxury spending.
- Promote the investment of remittances in family and community projects of sustainable and agro- tourism which, in addition to creating decent jobs, would foster local culture, handicrafts, agro-biodiversity and gastronomy.