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

Consortium for the Maintenance of the Text Encoding Initiative

TEI Consortium 2000 Arlington MA USA E

Consortium of European Companies Determined to Use Superconductivity

CONECTUS 1994 Erftstadt Germany D

Consorzio 'Cooperazione Terzo Mondo' Altromercato

Consorzeio CTM Altromercato 1989 Verona Italy G

Construction Products Europe

1988 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

CONSULEGIS - International Network of Law Firms

1990 Hamburg Germany F

Consultative Committee on Industrial Change

2002 Brussels Belgium E g IGOs

Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide

CCW 1969 Brussels Belgium E

Consumer Specialty Products Association

CSPA 1914 Washington DC USA F

Consumer Unity and Trust Society

CUTS 1983 Jaipur India G

Consumers for World Trade

CWT 1978 Washington DC USA G

Consumers International

CI 1960 London UK B y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Contractors International Group on Nuclear Liability

CIGNL Washington DC USA G

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Professional Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Old-age Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Old-age Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Professional Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Professional Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Cooperation in the Regulation of Imports, Exports and Transit Traffic

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment for Men and Women Workers: Workers with Family Responsibilities

1981 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Labour Inspection in Industry and Commerce

1947 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Medical Examination for Fitness for Employment in Industry of Children and Young Persons

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Medical Examination of Children and Young Persons for Fitness for Employment in Non-industrial Occupations

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Minimum Standards in Merchant Ships

1976 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Night Work of Women Employed in Industry

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Recognition of the Legal Personality of Foreign Companies, Associations and Foundations

1956 The Hague Netherlands T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Sickness Insurance for Workers in Industry and Commerce and Domestic Servants

1927 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work in the Principal Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Including Building and Construction, and in Agriculture

1938 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-industrial Employment, 1932

1932 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-industrial Employment, 1937

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Application of the Weekly Rest in Industrial Undertakings

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Liability of the Shipowner in Case of Sickness, Injury or Death of Seamen

1936 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Minimum Requirement of Professional Capacity for Masters and Officers on Board Merchant Ships

1936 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Professional Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Night Work of Young Persons Employed in Industry, 1919

1919 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Night Work of Young Persons Employed in Industry, 1948

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations Towards Children

1958 The Hague Netherlands T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work in the Textile Industry

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Restriction of Night Work of Children and Young Persons in Non-industrial Occupations

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Seaworthiness and the Equipment of Ships

1926 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Transit of Animals, Meat and other Products of Animal Origin

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment, 1919

1919 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment, 1937

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention for Facilitating Trade Exchange and the Regulation of Transit Trade between States of the Arab League

1953 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on inheritances and gifts

1989 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Conservation and Management of the Vicuña

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals

CCAS 1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean

1982 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

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