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

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education

CJBE 1998 Detroit MI USA G

COMESA Competition Commission

CCC 2013 Lilongwe Malawi E g

COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business

COMFWB 1993 Lilongwe Malawi D

Comisión Centroamericana Permanente para la Erradicación de la Producción, Trafico, Consumo y Uso Ilicitos de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Psicotrópicas

CCP 1993 Tegucigalpa Honduras E

Comisión Latinoamericana de Empresarios de Combustibles

CLAEC 1995 Montevideo Uruguay E

Comité européen des fabricants de sucre

CEFS 1954 Brussels Belgium D

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

CECOD 1969 Courbevoie France D

Comité des organisations nationales des importateurs et exportateurs de poisson de l'UE

CEP 1963 Brussels Belgium E

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité européen de liaison des importateurs de machines-outils

CELIMO 1971 London UK E

Comité européen des entreprises vins

CEEV 1959 Brussels E

Comité européen des fabricants d'appareils de chauffage et de cuisine domestique

CEFACD 1951 D t

Comité international des cheminées industrielles

CICIND 1973 E tv

CommerceNet Consortium

1994 Palo Alto CA USA G

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart TAS Australia E gy

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CCSBT 1994 Deakin ACT Australia E g

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

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 Brussels Belgium D

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

Committee of the European Starch Potato Producers' Union

CESPU Berlin 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

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

CSIRO 1916 Clayton VIC Australia G t

Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs

CEPGL 1976 Gisenyi Rwanda F g

Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies

CER 1988 Brussels Belgium F v

Community Plant Variety Office

CPVO 1995 Angers France E g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water

1980 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Physico-chemical Behaviour of Atmospheric Pollutants

1980 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Teleinformatics

1981 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge

1979 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project on the Effects of Processing on the Physical Properties of Foodstuffs

1980 T g

Compañia Española de Financiación de Desarrollo

COFIDES 1988 Madrid Spain G eg

Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa

Shelter-Afrique 1982 Nairobi Kenya F eg

Compete Caribbean

Bridgetown Barbados E

Complementary Act to the 1925 Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Design

1967 T g

Computer and Communications Industry Association

CCIA 1972 Washington DC USA G t

Confederação Empresarial da Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CE-CPLP 2004 Linda-a-Velha Portugal E

Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de las Américas

CSA 1951 Sao Paulo Brazil E ty

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol Corporativo

COSAFCO J

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Turkey D

Confédération des associations des artisans glaciers de la Communauté européenne

ARTGLACE 1989 Longarone Italy E

Confédération des Fabricants de Levure de l'Union Européenne

COFALEC 1959 Paris France E

Confédération Européenne de l'Industrie de la Chaussure

CEC 1958 Brussels Belgium D t

Confédération européenne des associations d'ingénieurs agronomes

CEDIA 1987 E

Confédération européenne des coopératives de travail associé, des coopératives sociales et des entreprises sociales et participatives

CECOP 1979 Brussels Belgium E

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