Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations.

Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

We need to change our consumption habits, and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are one of the main changes we must make if we are going to reduce our consumption levels. However, global crises triggered a resurgence in fossil fuel subsidies, nearly doubling from 2020 to 2021.

We are seeing promising changes in industries, including the trend towards sustainability reporting being on the rise, almost tripling the amount of published sustainability over just a few years, showing increased levels of commitment and awareness that sustainability should be at the core of business practices.

Food waste is another sign of over consumption, and tackling food loss is urgent and requires dedicated policies, informed by data, as well as investments in technologies, infrastructure, education and monitoring. A staggering 931 million tons of food is wasted a year, despite a huge number of the global population going hungry.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Buy Nothing Project

2013 F v

Cairns Group

1986 F g

Camphill Movement

1939 Edinburgh UK F

CAN in Automation

CiA 1992 Nürburg Germany F

Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business

CERT 1999 Toronto ON Canada E

Canopy Planet Society

Canopy 1999 Vancouver BC Canada G

Cap Business Océan Indien

2005 Ebene Mauritius D t

CapitalPlus Exchange

CapPlus 2004 G

Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

Caribbean Association for Plant Science, Industry, Commerce and Use in Medicine

CAPSICUM 2008 Castries St Lucia G t

Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce

CAIC 1955 Maraval Trinidad-Tobago D t

Caribbean Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

CAMSE 2005 Kingston Jamaica D

Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen

CATTAC 1998 Freeport Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

CBC 1963 Bridgetown Barbados G

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Bridgetown Barbados F

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe

CCCE 2019 Brussels Belgium E t

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Caribbean Export 1996 St Michael Barbados F eg

Caribbean Financial Services Corporation

CFSC St Michael Barbados F ey

Caribbean Herbal Business Association

CHBA Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators

COTA 1971 Bridgetown Barbados D g

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

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK 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