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

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


EC 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


2003 Brussels Belgium F


1959 Brussels Belgium E t

EuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund

1987 Radolfzell Germany F f

Europäische Vereinigung der Gemeinschaften zur Zertifizierung von Entsorgungsfachbetrieben

EVGE 2004 Bonn Germany D

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

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 Alcohol Policy Alliance

Eurocare 1990 Brussels Belgium D y

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 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 v

European Aluminium

1981 Brussels Belgium D yt

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 Home Economics


European Association for People Management

EAPM 1962 London UK 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 vt

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