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

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality

CROSQ 2002 St Michael Barbados E g

CARIRI - Caribbean Industrial Research Institute

1970 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E gjt

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Carnegie Corporation of New York

1911 New York NY USA G

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Cartagena Group

1984 F g

CASI Institute

2008 Brussels Belgium E

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

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

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

Center for Communications, Health and the Environment

CECHE 1990 Washington DC 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 Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance Research

CPBBEFR New Brunswick NJ USA N

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

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

Central America - Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council


Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development, 1962

1962 T g

Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g

Central American Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries

1965 Guatemala Guatemala D t

Central American Small Enterprise Investment Fund

CASEIF 2000 Managua Nicaragua G f

Central American Treaty for the Protection of Industrial Property

1968 T g

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

Centre d'échanges et promotion des artisans en zones à équiper

CEPAZE 1975 Leuville-sur-Orge France G v

Centre d'information textile - habillement

CITH 1981 Brussels Belgium G

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

CREDAF 1982 Paris France E

Centre européen de fiscalité internationale

CEFI Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium N

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa D

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

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries

CBI 1971 The Hague Netherlands G

Centre for UN Management Accountability

CUNMA 1998 Dennis MA USA N

Centre international de recherches et d'information sur l'économie publique, sociale et coopérative

CIRIEC 1947 Liège Belgium D

Centre international de ressources et de valorisation de l'information dans les filières laitières petits ruminants

CIRVAL 1993 Corte France G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D