Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

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

Brussels Belgium E


Brussels Belgium E y

AACE International

1956 Morgantown WV USA F v

AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

1916 Tampa FL USA G y

Academic Business Library Directors

ABLD Ithaca NY USA G v

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2001 Brussels Belgium D

Academy of International Business

AIB 1959 East Lansing MI USA F v

Access to Insurance Initiative

A2ii Eschborn Germany E y

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

ACP Business Forum

1998 F


1989 D

Acrylonitrile Producers' Association

Brussels Belgium K

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

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

Advertising Business Group

ABG 1991 Dubai United Arab Emirates E


1989 London UK F

Aeronautical Repair Station Association

ARSA Alexandria VA USA N

Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

ASD 2004 Brussels Belgium D t

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 Enterprise Challenge Fund

AECF Nairobi Kenya F f

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 and Caribbean Diversity

ACD 1990 London UK G

African Agribusiness Incubators Network

AAIN Accra Ghana G

African Association for a Unified System of Business Laws

UNIDA Paris France D

African Bird Club

ABC 1994 Cambridge UK F

African Business Law Firms Association


African Business Roundtable

ABR 1990 Abuja Nigeria F