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

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

Complementary Act of Stockholm 1967 T g

Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

CAADRIA 1996 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

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 yt

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol Corporativo


Confédération des associations des artisans glaciers de la Communauté européenne

ARTGLACE 1989 Longarone Italy E

Confédération des associations nationales de tanneurs et mégissiers de la Communauté européenne

COTANCE 1957 Brussels Belgium 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

Confédération européenne des industries du bois

CEI Bois 1952 Brussels Belgium D yt

Confederation of African Corporate Football


Confederation of American Associations for the Production of Sustainable Agriculture

CAAPAS Mercedes Uruguay D

Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry

CACCI 1966 Taipei Taiwan D t

Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations

CEEBA 2004 Cairo Egypt D

Confederation of European Music Industries

CAFIM 1977 Wiesbaden Germany D t

Confederation of European Paper Industries

CEPI 1992 Brussels Belgium D yt

Confederation of International Contractors Associations

CICA 1974 Paris France C y

Confederation of North American Corporate Football


Confederation of Unions of Workers in Commerce, Restaurants, Consumers' Cooperatives and Various Forms of Business

1992 Moscow Russia D

Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale

CBI 1983 Ankara Türkiye C

Conférence internationale des industries de procédés

INTERCHIME Paris France S ct

Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Island Regions of the European Union

S ct

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

LACONA 1995 S c

Conferencia Latino Americana de Compañias Express

CLADEC 1991 Miami FL USA D

Confrérie Mondiale des Chevaliers de l’Omelette Géante de Bessières

1973 Bessières France N

Conscience and Peace Tax International

CPTI 1994 London UK F y

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D yt

Conseil européen de l'industrie des peintures, des encres d'imprimerie et des couleurs d'art

CEPE 1951 Brussels Belgium D t

Consejo Centroamericano de Superintendentes de Bancos, de Seguros y de Otras Instituciones Financieras

CCSBSO 1976 Panama Panama D gv

Consejo Consultivo Empresarial Andino

CCEA 1998 Lima Peru K

Consejo de Armonización de Normas Electrotécnicas de las Naciones en las Américas

CANENA 1992 Rosslyn VA USA E

Consejo de Asociaciones de la Industria Cosmética Latinoamericana

CASIC 1999 Montevideo Uruguay D t

Conservation Finance Alliance


Conservation Force

Metairie LA USA F

Conservation International

CI 1987 Arlington VA USA G

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

CAFF 1991 Akureyri Iceland E gy

Conservation Through Public Health

CTPH Entebbe Uganda J

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f

Conservation, Research and Education Opportunities International