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

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

ELVHIS 1994 Cologne Germany D

Europäischer Verband mittelständischer Energieunternehmer

EVME 2008 Graz Austria G

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 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 Aliphatic Isocyanates Producers Association

ALIPA Brussels Belgium G

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 Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

EuroACE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

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 Rome Italy F

European Aluminium

1981 Brussels Belgium D y

European and International Federation of Natural Stone Industries

EUROROC 1981 Wiesbaden Germany D t

European Association Architectural Heritage Restoration Firms

1992 Madrid Spain D

European Association for Critical Animal Studies

EACAS 2015 D

European Association for Planned Giving

EAPG Lenham UK G

European Association for Product and Process Modelling in the Building Industry

EAPPM 1994 Dresden Germany D tv

European Association for Research in Industrial Economics

EARIE 1974 Brussels Belgium D tv

European Association for SME Transfer

Transeo 2010 Liège Belgium E

European Association for Specialty Yeast Products

EURASYP Paris France J

European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs

EVVE 1993 Bonn Germany D

European Association for the Promotion of Sustainable and Responsible Fisheries

Blue Fish Lorient France D

European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry

CEIR 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

European Association for the Trade in Jute and Related Products

Eurojute 1970 The Hague Netherlands D t

European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information

TII 1984 Luxembourg Luxembourg D t

European Association of Agrochemical Companies

EAACC Arnhem Netherlands J

European Association of Air Heater Manufacturers

EURO-AIR 1995 Cologne Germany D

European Association of Amusement Suppliers Industry

EAASI D t

European Association of Automotive Suppliers

CLEPA 1959 Brussels Belgium D y

European Association of Bead and Lath Producers

Europrofiles Zwevegem Belgium J

European Association of Bioindustries

EuropaBio 1996 Brussels Belgium E tv

European Association of Cochlear Implant Users

EURO-CIU 1995 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

European Association of Electrical and Electronic Waste Take Back Systems

WEEE Forum 2002 Brussels Belgium F

European Association of Energy Service Companies

eu.ESCO 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Feldspar Producers

EUROFEL 1996 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Fish Producers Organizations

EAPO 1980 Ostend Belgium D

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Spain F

European Association of Geosynthetic product Manufacturers

EAGM Winschoten Netherlands D

European Association of Graphic Paper Producers

EURO GRAPH Brussels Belgium E

European Association of Independent Vehicle Traders

EAIVT Brussels Belgium D t

European Association of Independents

1973 Neunkirchen Germany D

European Association of Industrial Silica Producers

EUROSIL 1991 Brussels Belgium F t

European Association of Innovating SMEs

EurExcel 2002 J

European Association of Leading Digital Enterprises

euro.digital Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Machine Tool Merchants

EAMTM 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Manufacturers of Moulded Polyurethane Parts for the Automotive Industry

EURO-MOULDERS 1998 Brussels Belgium D t

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