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

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

CEWEP 2002 Düsseldorf Germany D

Confederation of International Contractors Associations

CICA 1974 Paris France C y

Confederation of National Associations of Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés and Similar Establishments in the European Union and European Economic Area

HOTREC 1982 Brussels Belgium E

Confederation of North American Corporate Football

CONAFCO J

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

1992 Moscow Russia D

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

Conscience and Peace Tax International

CPTI 1994 London UK F y

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D ty

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

Consejo de Empresarios Iberoamericanos

CEIB 2015 Madrid Spain E

Conservation Finance Alliance

CFA J

Conservation Force

Metairie LA USA F

Conservation International

CI 1987 Arlington VA USA G

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

CREOi G

Conserve Africa Foundation

1998 London UK G f

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

CONSULEGIS - International Network of Law Firms

1990 Hamburg Germany F

Consultative Committee on Industrial Change

2002 Brussels Belgium E gt

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 International

CI 1960 London UK B y

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

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

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

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

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

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

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

1961 T g

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

1981 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Labour Inspection in Industry and Commerce

1947 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Minimum Standards in Merchant Ships

1976 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Night Work of Women Employed in Industry

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry

1937 Geneva Switzerland T g

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