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

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

Danube Soya

2012 Vienna Austria D

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 North Sea

2010 Westhill UK G

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

DSCC 2004 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

DAWN 1984 Suva Fiji F v

Development Cooperation with the Third World

1975 Bergheim Austria G e

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Education Africa Network

DEAN 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Digital Health Europe

DHE-EPPOSI 1994 Brussels Belgium F


1999 Brussels Belgium D

Direct Selling Europe

DSE 2007 Brussels Belgium D

Disarmament and Security Centre

DSC Christchurch New Zealand G

DLMS User Association

Zug Switzerland C y

DMZ Forum

1997 East Meadow NY USA G

Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement

DOCOMOMO International 1988 Lisbon Portugal F

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

DCED 1979 Cambridge UK E y

Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group

DUCC 2001 Brussels Belgium F

Drawdown Europe Research Association

DERA Amsterdam Netherlands D

Drilling Contractors Association

DCA Europe Aachen Germany D

DSDM Consortium

1994 Ashford UK G

Dunamenti Állatfajták Génmeg?rz? Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE 1989 Budapest Hungary D

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

1963 Trinity UK G f

Earth Charter International

ECI 2000 San José Costa Rica F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Repair Foundation

ERF Katoomba NSW Australia N f

Earth Restoration Corps

ERC 1999 Crestone CO USA N

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International

1992 Volcano HI USA K


2014 Mumbai India F


2006 Gland Switzerland G

Earthrace Conservation

Whangarei New Zealand F

EarthRights International

ERI 1994 Washington DC USA G

Earthways Foundation

1985 Malibu CA USA G f

Earthworm Foundation

1999 Nyon Switzerland F f

East African Business Council

EABC 1997 Arusha Tanzania UR D

East African Securities Regulatory Authorities

EASRA Arusha Tanzania UR K

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D