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

Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea

COCESNA 1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F eg

Corporate Accountability International

1977 Boston MA USA G

Corporate and Marketing Communication Association


Corporate Council on Africa

CCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Corporate Europe Observatory

CEO 1997 Brussels Belgium F

Corporate Funding Programme

CFP 2000 Leuven Belgium G fy

Corporate Law Teachers Association

CLTA 1994 Sydney NSW Australia N

Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action

CLN 2010 Cambridge UK E

Corporate Registers Forum

CRF 2003 Auckland New Zealand F c

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia

CSR Asia 2004 Causeway Bay Hong Kong F e

Corporation européenne des ébénistes restaurateurs

CEER 1996 Brussels Belgium G


1996 Berkeley CA USA G

Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association

1962 Brussels Belgium D t

CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative

CoST London UK E g


2009 Berlin Germany G

Council for a Livable World

CLW 1962 Washington DC USA G

Council of European BioRegions

CEBR Brussels Belgium D

Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-Based Industries

CEEMET 1962 Brussels Belgium D t

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

CSCMP 1963 Lombard IL USA G t

Council of the Americas

CoA 1958 New York NY USA G

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

CLEAR 1980 Nicholasville KY USA N

Court of Master Sommeliers

CMS 1977 Napa CA USA G

Crafts Center

1986 Silver Spring MD USA G

Craftsmen of the World Federation

1974 Montreuil France G

Crans Montana Forum

1986 Sion Switzerland F c

Cray User Group

CUG 1978 Bloomington IN USA E

Creative Media Business Alliance

CMBA 2004 F y

Critical Costume

2013 F

CropLife Europe

1992 Brussels Belgium D

CSR Europe

1995 Brussels Belgium F


2010 Bonn Germany D

Cultural support fund of the Council of Europe

EURIMAGES 1988 Strasbourg France F fg

Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association

CEDIA 1989 Fishers IN USA G

Customs Convention Concerning Facilities for the Importation of Goods for Display or Use at Exhibitions, Fairs, Meetings or Similar Events

1961 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention Concerning Spare Parts Used for Repairing EUROP Wagons

1958 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation for Private Use of Aircraft and Pleasure Boats

1956 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Commercial Road Vehicles

1956 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Packings

1960 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Pedagogic Material

1970 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles

1954 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Professional Equipment

1961 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Scientific Equipment

1968 Brussels Belgium T g

Cycling Industries Europe

CIE 2018 Brussels Belgium E t

Darwin Initiative

1992 London UK G

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Guildford UK G f

Declaration by the Governments Signatories of the Agreement of May 28th 1937, for the Promotion of Commercial Exchanges

1938 T g

Declaration on the Juridical Personality of Foreign Companies

1936 T g

Declaration on the Responsibilities of Present Generations Towards Future Generations

1997 T g

Decom Mission

2010 Westhill UK G t