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

East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography

EARCAG 1999 S c

East Asian Spa Industry Union

EASIU 2005 J t

East Asian Stock Exchange Conference

EASEC 1982 S c

Eastern Africa Association

EAA 1964 Harlow UK F

Eastern African Mining Industry Convention


Eastern African Power Industry Convention


Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention


Eastern African Telecommunications Industry Convention

S ct

Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness

ECCEA 1995 Fort de France Martinique F

Eastwest European Institute

EWEI Rome Italy G

ebbf - ethical business building the future

ebbf 1990 Madrid Spain F

ECA Office for North Africa

1963 Rabat Morocco E g

ECA Watch

J y


1979 Paris France J

ECNC - European Centre for Nature Conservation

1993 Tilburg Netherlands E y

ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ECO-CCI 1989 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep E gt

ECO Consultancy and Engineering Company

ECO-CEC Teheran Iran Islamic Rep K eg

ECO Platform

2013 Essen Germany F

ECO Reinsurance Company

Karachi Pakistan F eg

Ecobank Development Corporation

EDC Lomé Togo G e


2009 Lima Peru G

EcoHealth Alliance

1971 New York NY USA G fv

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris

EFEO 1900 Paris France N jv

École supérieure de la francophonie pour l'administration et le management

ESFAM Sofia Bulgaria E j

EcoLogic Development Fund

1993 Cambridge MA USA G f

Ecological Defense Group



2012 Doha Qatar F

Economic Research Forum

ERF 1993 Giza Egypt F

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg Germany C - European Sustainable Business Federation

2016 Brussels Belgium D

ECR Community

1994 Brussels Belgium D

EDANA, the voice of nonwovens

EDANA 1971 Brussels Belgium D t


1991 E

Educational Innovation in Economics and Business Network

EDiNEB Network 1993 Maastricht Netherlands F

EEC Convention on the Mutual Recognition of Companies and Bodies Corporate

1968 T g

EECONET Action Fund

EAF 1995 Leiden Netherlands F f

Efficient Consumer Response Asia Pacific

ECR Asia Pacific 1999 Singapore Singapore D

Efficient Consumer Response Australasia

ECR Australasia 1999 Kingston ACT Australia G


1971 Paris France D

egta - association of television and radio sales houses

1974 Brussels Belgium E y

EHI Retail Institute

1989 Cologne Germany G j

EIT RawMaterials

2015 Berlin Germany F


2012 Helsinki Finland F

Electronic Business Group

EBG 1998 Paris France D

Electronics Watch

2015 Amsterdam Netherlands F

ELIX - Conservation Volunteers Greece

ELIX-CVG 1987 Athens Greece G

EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute

EMBL-EBI 1993 Cambridge UK E j

EMEA Synthetic Turf Council

ESTC 2010 Brussels Belgium D ty

Emerald Network

1989 Strasbourg France K gy

Emerging Europe Alliance for Business Services, Innovation and Technology

Emerging Europe Alliance London UK J