Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations.

Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

We need to change our consumption habits, and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are one of the main changes we must make if we are going to reduce our consumption levels. However, global crises triggered a resurgence in fossil fuel subsidies, nearly doubling from 2020 to 2021.

We are seeing promising changes in industries, including the trend towards sustainability reporting being on the rise, almost tripling the amount of published sustainability over just a few years, showing increased levels of commitment and awareness that sustainability should be at the core of business practices.

Food waste is another sign of over consumption, and tackling food loss is urgent and requires dedicated policies, informed by data, as well as investments in technologies, infrastructure, education and monitoring. A staggering 931 million tons of food is wasted a year, despite a huge number of the global population going hungry.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

1% for the Planet

2002 Burlington VT USA G

A Rocha International

1983 London UK F

A Soul for Europe

ASF Brussels Belgium E


Brussels Belgium E y

AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

1916 Tampa FL USA G y

Academic Business Library Directors


Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2001 Brussels Belgium D

Academy of Global Business Research and Practice

AGBRP 1995 Montclair NJ USA G

Academy of International Business

AIB 1959 East Lansing MI USA F v

Access to Insurance Initiative

A2ii Eschborn Germany E y

Access VetMed

2002 Brussels Belgium D

Accord Relatif à L'importation de la Viande Bovine en Provenance du Groupe des Etats D'Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique

1979 T g


1995 New York NY USA E

Accountability Counsel

San Francisco CA USA G

Accountability International

2005 Cape Town South Africa F

Accountable Now

2008 Berlin Germany F y

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Overland Park KS USA G

ACE Producers

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F v

ACI Financial Markets Association

ACI FMA 1955 Paris France F

ACP Business Forum

1998 F


1989 D

Acrylonitrile Producers' Association

Brussels Belgium K t

Actions for Genuine Democratic Alternatives

AGENDA Monrovia Liberia F

Actions pour promouvoir le français des affaires

APFA 1984 Saint-Cyr-en-Val France N

Activated Carbons Producers Association

1979 Brussels Belgium E

Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association

AIPIA 2012 Utrecht Netherlands J t

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee

APIC Brussels Belgium E

Additional Act to the 1925 Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Additional Act of Monaco 1961 T g

Additional Convention Relating to the Liability of the Railway for Death of and Personal Injury

1966 T g

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention Concerning Customs Facilities for Touring, Relating to the Importation of Tourist Publicity Documents and Material

1954 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality

1977 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g

Advanced Cell Technology Industrial Platform

ACTIP 1990 Houten Netherlands F t

Advanced Textiles Association

ATA 1912 Roseville MN USA D t

Advertising Business Group

ABG 1991 Dubai United Arab Emirates E


1989 London UK F

Aeronautical Repair Station Association

ARSA Alexandria VA USA N

Affordable Medicines Europe

1998 Brussels Belgium D

Affordable Medicines for Africa

AMFA Houghton South Africa G

Africa Association, Hamburg

1934 Hamburg Germany G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

AECF Nairobi Kenya F f

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute

ALLPI 1990 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj

Africa Nomads Conservation

ANC Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Travel Association

ATA 1975 Washington DC USA F

African Agribusiness Incubators Network

AAIN Accra Ghana G