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

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 européen de fiscalité internationale

CEFI Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium N

Centre Europeen de Musique

CEM Paris France G

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 on World Economy Studies

1979 Havana Cuba 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

Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación

EUROCEI 1989 San Juan de Aznalfarache Spain G

Centro Interamericano de Artesanias y Artes Populares

CIDAP 1975 Cuenca Ecuador E g

Centro Internacional Carlos V

1988 Madrid Spain N

Centro Internacional de Ecologia Tropical

CIET 1977 Caracas Venezuela E

Centro Internacional de Fisica

CIF 1985 Bogota Colombia E

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Centro Internacional para la Conservación del Patrimonio

CICOP La Laguna Spain G

Centro UNESCO del Pais Vasco

UNESCO Etxea 1991 Bilbao Spain G

CEPI ContainerBoard

CCB 2001 Brussels Belgium E t

Cercle d'Ethique des Affaires

CEA Paris France G

Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales

CREDAF 1982 Paris France E

Cercle Euro-Mediterranean des Dirigeants du Textile, de l'Habillement et des Industries de la mode

CEDITH 2004 F t


1989 Boston MA USA 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

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

CCI France International 1907 Paris France D t

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

CRM Society 1973 Glasgow UK E v

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Stamford UK N

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CCF 1990 Otjiwarongo Namibia G f

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Children of Conservation

Atlanta GA USA N

China-Europe International Business School

CEIBS 1994 Shanghai China E

Chips Joint Undertaking

Chips JU 2021 Brussels Belgium E y


1945 New York NY USA G

Church Monuments Society

1979 Okehampton UK N v

Circle Economy Foundation

Amsterdam Netherlands J