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

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Cartagena Group

1984 F g IGOs

CBMC International

1930 Tucson AZ USA G

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK G

CDC Development Solutions

CDS 1990 Washington DC USA G

CDC Group

1948 London UK G e Corporations, Companies

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for Global Accountabilities, Blacksburg VA

Blacksburg VA USA G

Center for International Business

CIB 1993 Montclair NJ USA G

Center for International Private Enterprise

CIPE 1983 Washington DC USA G

Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance Research


Centers for International Business Education and Research

CIBER Network Washington DC USA G

Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation

CAPP 1993 Vatican City Vatican F f Foundations

Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition, Parts and Components That Can be Used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly

Kinshasa Convention 2010 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central America - Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council


Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development, 1962

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services

1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Central American Council of Supervisors of Banks, Insurance Companies and other Financial Institutions

1976 Panama Panama D gv IGOs

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 Outsourcing Association


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 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 Internacional Carlos V

1988 Madrid Spain N

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Centro Regionale d'Intervento per la Cooperazione

CRIC 1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

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