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

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

Christian Business Men's Association International

1957 Rastatt Germany F

Christophers

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

Cités des métiers International Network

2001 Marseille France F

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

CIVITAS International

1995 Calabasas CA USA F y International Federations

CLASP

1999 Washington DC USA E

Clean Clothes Campaign

1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F Human Rights Organizations

Cloud Community Europe

Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Cluster Pulse Network

Ahmedabad India N

Clusterize - Business Roaming Agreement

BRA Karlsruhe Germany J

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies

CERES 1989 Boston MA USA G

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coastal and Marine Union - EUCC

1989 Leiden Netherlands E

Coastal Conservation Network

CCN Costa Mesa CA USA G

COLEACP

1973 Brussels Belgium E

Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education

CJBE 1998 Detroit MI USA G

COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute

LLPI Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj Institutes, IGOs

Comisión Latinoamericana de Empresarios de Combustibles

CLAEC 1995 Montevideo Uruguay E

Comité de fabricants européens d'installations et de distribution de pétrole

CECOD 1969 Courbevoie France D

CommerceNet Consortium

1994 Palo Alto CA USA G

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart Australia E gy International Federations, IGOs

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CCSBT 1994 Deakin Australia E g IGOs

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Commission Tiers-Monde de l'Eglise catholique, Genève

COTMEC Geneva Switzerland G

Committee for a Workers' International

CWI 1974 London UK E

Committee for European Construction Equipment

CECE 1959 Brussels Belgium D

Committee of Cereals, Oilseeds, Animal Feed, Olive Oil, Oils and Fats and Agro-Supply Trade in the EU

COCERAL 1958 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges

CoSSE 1997 Johannesburg South Africa E

Committee of Senior Officials of the Nordic Countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Field of Food Issues

CSO-NB8-Food 1980 E g IGOs

Committee of the European Starch Potato Producers' Union

CESPU Berlin Germany E

Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators

CATA 1978 London UK C v

Commonwealth Business Women Leaders Network

Singapore Singapore F

Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

CWEIC 2014 London UK C

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