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

Ethical Tea Partnership

ETP 1997 London UK N

Ethylene Oxide and Derivates Producers Association

EO and Glycols Brussels Belgium E

ETIM International

2009 E

ETO Consortium

ETOs 2007 Heidelberg Germany B y

EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry

EUF 2009 Kraainem Belgium E t

EU Specialty Food Ingredients

1983 Brussels Belgium E y

EU Umweltbüro

1994 Vienna Austria G

EU-ASEAN Business Council

EU-ABC 2011 Singapore Singapore E

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

1987 Brussels Belgium G t

EUBrasil Association

2004 Brussels Belgium E

EuCham - European Chamber

2010 Budapest Hungary J

Euclid Network

2007 The Hague Netherlands E

Euclid University

EUCLID 2008 Bangui Central African Rep F g

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F

Eurasia Business and Economics Society

EBES 2008 Istanbul Türkiye C

Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums

EARAZA 1994 Moscow Russia D

EURATEX - The European Apparel and Textile Confederation

EURATEX 1996 Brussels Belgium D yt

Euratom Supply Agency

ESA 1957 Luxembourg Luxembourg F g

Euro Area Business Cycle Network

EABCN Cambridge UK F

Euro Chlor

1989 Brussels Belgium E

Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Business Co-operation

MEDVALENCIA 1997 Valencia Spain N


1993 Brussels Belgium D t


1991 Brussels Belgium E


1993 Brussels Belgium D y


1990 Luxembourg Luxembourg F

EURODIF Corporation

1973 F eg

EUROFIMA European Company for the Financing of Railroad Rolling Stock

EUROFIMA 1956 Basel Switzerland F eg


1954 Brussels Belgium D t


1995 Brussels Belgium D

EUROGLACES - European Ice Cream Association

Euroglaces 1961 Brussels Belgium E t


2003 Brussels Belgium F


1959 Brussels Belgium E t

EuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund

1987 Radolfzell Germany F f

Europäischer Interessenverband Handel-Gewerbe-Industrie

EIVHGI 1980 Vienna Austria G t

Europäischer Leit-Verband der Hersteller von Gas-Infrarot- Hellstrahlern

ELVHIS 1994 Cologne Germany D

Europan Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes

ECCB 1990 Portree UK D

Europartners Network

1902 Duiven Netherlands F

European Academy for Taxes, Economics and Law

Berlin Germany N

European Academy of Management and Business Economics

Vigo Spain D

European Advanced Carbon and Graphite Materials Association

ECGA 1995 Brussels Belgium D t

European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations

AGTC 1991 T g

European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees

1980 Strasbourg France T g

European Alcohol Policy Alliance

Eurocare 1990 Brussels Belgium D y

European Aliphatic Isocyanates Producers Association

ALIPA Brussels Belgium G

European Alliance for Plant-based Foods

EAPF Brussels Belgium J

European Alliance for Responsible R and D and Affordable Medicines

Brussels Belgium D y

European Alliance for SMC/BMC

1993 Brussels Belgium F

European Alliance of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality

EARTH 2008 Brussels Belgium D y

European Alternative Splicing Network

EURASNET Göttingen Germany E

European Alternatives

EA 2006 Palermo Italy F v