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

Central American Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries

1965 Guatemala Guatemala D

Central American Small Enterprise Investment Fund

CASEIF 2000 Managua Nicaragua G f Funds, Funds

Central American Treaty for the Protection of Industrial Property

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central and Eastern European Travel Retail Association

CEETRA Brussels Belgium D

Centre africain de formation à la maintenance des équipements de la micro-informatique

CAFMICRO 1990 Lomé Togo G g IGOs

Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales

CREDAF 1982 Paris France E

Centre européen d'études des polyphosphates

CEEP 1971 Brussels Belgium E

Centre européen de fiscalité internationale

CEFI Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium N

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa J

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

CAWST Calgary AB Canada G

Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT 1975 Powys UK G

Centre for International Business History

CIBH 1997 Reading UK N

Centre for International Business Research

CIBR 1992 Helsinki Finland G

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations

1973 Amsterdam Netherlands G f Foundations

Centre for the Exchange and Promotion of Craftsmen in Development Areas

1975 Leuville-sur-Orge France G v

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries

CBI 1971 The Hague Netherlands G

Centre for the Promotion of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Central America

2001 San Salvador El Salvador E

Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

Centre for UN Management Accountability

CUNMA 1998 Dennis MA USA N

Centro Interamericano de Artesanias y Artes Populares

CIDAP 1975 Cuenca Ecuador E g IGOs

Centro Internacional Carlos V

1988 Madrid Spain N

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

CEPI Cartonboard

Zurich Switzerland E

CEPI ContainerBoard

CCB 2001 Brussels Belgium E

Cercle d'Ethique des Affaires

CEA Paris France G

Cetacean Society International

CSI 1974 Georgetown CT USA G v

CEU Business School

1988 Budapest Hungary G

CFE Tax Advisers Europe

CFE 1959 Brussels Belgium D

Challenges Worldwide

Edinburgh UK G

Chamber of Commerce of Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg

CCCBL 1948 Brussels Belgium N

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium - Luxembourg - Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

CBL-ACP 1964 Schilde Belgium G

Chambre de commerce Belgique-Luxembourg-Pays arabes

CCBLA 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie Françaises à l'International

CCI France International 1907 Paris France D

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

CRM Society 1973 Glasgow UK E v

Charter on Economic Rights and Duties of States

1974 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Stamford UK N Institutes

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CCF 1990 Otjiwarongo Namibia G f Funds, Funds

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Children of Conservation

Atlanta GA USA N

China-Europe International Business School

CEIBS 1994 Shanghai China E


1945 New York NY USA G

CHS Alliance

2015 Geneva Switzerland B y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Church Monuments Society

1979 Okehampton UK N v

Circumpolar Conservation Union

CCU 1993 Washington DC USA G

CIRFS - European Man-made Fibres Association

1950 Brussels Belgium D

CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering

1950 Paris France C v Institutes

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y International Federations


1999 Washington DC USA E