Advaita Vedanta, one of the ancient philosophical systems of India, is not just a spiritual philosophy but also a way of life that emphasises ethical behavior, social responsibility, and sustainability. The principles of Advaita Vedanta can be effectively used to formulate policies for responsible consumption and production. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Advaita Vedanta can help us understand the significance of this goal and provide practical ways to achieve it. Here are some ways in which Vedantic principles can be used to formulate policies on responsible consumption and production.

It is time for policymakers to incorporate these principles into their decision-making process and take responsibility for creating a more sustainable and equitable world.