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 Type III

African Business Roundtable

ABR 1990 Abuja Nigeria F

African Centre for Fertilizer Development

ACFD 1987 Harare Zimbabwe E g IGOs

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA 2013 Pretoria South Africa D y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

African Conservation Centre

ACC Nairobi Kenya G

African Conservation Foundation

ACF 1999 London UK G f Foundations

African Conservation Tillage Network

ACT 1999 Nairobi Kenya F

African Conservation Trust

ACT 2000 Pietermaritzburg South Africa G

African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation

ACTIF 2005 Nairobi Kenya D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Enterprise

AE 1962 Vancouver BC Canada N

African Export Import Bank

Afreximbank 1993 Cairo Egypt F g Banks, IGOs

African Industrial Development Fund

AIDF Addis Ababa Ethiopia J gf Funds, IGOs

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship

AICC Lilongwe Malawi G j Institutes

African Laboratory for Natural Products

ALNAP 1997 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Management Services Company

AMSCO 1989 Craighall South Africa F gye Corporations, Companies, International Federations, IGOs

African Organisation for Standardisation

ARSO 1977 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs

African Petroleum Producers's Organization

APPO 1987 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville D g IGOs

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

AVCA London UK D y International Federations

African Rainforest Conservancy

ARC 1991 New York NY USA G

African Regional Centre of Technology

ARCT 1977 Dakar Senegal E g IGOs

African Reinsurance Corporation

AFRICA RE 1976 Lagos Nigeria F gye Corporations, Companies, International Federations, IGOs

African Road Maintenance Funds Association

ARMFA 2003 D Funds, Funds

African Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

ARSCP 2004 Nairobi Kenya F

African Securities Exchanges Association

ASEA 1993 Nairobi Kenya D y International Federations

African Tax Administration Forum

ATAF 2009 Menlo Park South Africa F

African Tax Research Network

ATRN Pretoria South Africa F

AfriCaribe Microenterprise Network

AMEN 1997 Philadelphia PA USA G

AfriMAB Network

1996 Paris France F

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance

AOCA 2003 Fish Hoek South Africa G

Agence de l'eau Rhin-Meuse

1964 Moulin-les-Metz France G g IGOs

Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Central African States Concerning the Creation of a Special Fund for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g Funds, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Governments of the Benelux Countries and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Abolition of the Obligation to Obtain a Visa

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Reciprocal Assistance in the Collection of Taxes

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts Which Can be Fitted And/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of These Prescriptions

1958 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts Which Can be Fitted And/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles

1998 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Preservation or the Re-establishment of the Rights of Industrial Property Affected by the World War

1920 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be Given for the Execution of the Project to Preserve and Develop the Monumental Site of Mohenjodaro

1980 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be Given for the Execution of the Project to Preserve Borobudur

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for Cooperation and Consultation between the Central African States for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and for the Encouragement of International Trade and Investment

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

1995 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Promotion of Commercial Exchanges

1937 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Certain Measures to Facilitate Customs Clearance of Products Covered by the ECSC Treaty Carried by Rail

1962 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement on Collaboration in the Development and Exploitation of the Gas Centrifuge Process for Producing Enriched Uranium

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Conservation of Polar Bears

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Cooperation among Air Traffic Companies

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Government Procurement

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

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