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 Type III

Alternative Investment Management Association

AIMA 1990 London UK D Funds, Funds

Alternative Missions

Accra USA N

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J y International Federations

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y International Federations

Alternatives for Sustainable Development

Barcelona Spain G

Alternatives International

Alter-Inter Montréal QC Canada F

Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa

ANSA 2003 Harare Zimbabwe D

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 Wilmington DE USA F

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

ASI F

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G

Amazon Conservation Team

ACT Arlington VA USA G

AMC Institute

1963 Alexandria VA USA G j Institutes

American Enterprise Institute

AEI 1943 Washington DC USA G j Institutes

American Fisheries Society

AFS 1870 Bethesda MD USA G v

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE 1894 Atlanta GA USA G

Americas Research Industry Alliance

ARIA J

Americas' Central Securities Depositories Association

ACSDA 1999 Lima Peru D

Amphibian Ark

AArk Apple Valley MN USA E y International Federations

Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International

AIMS International 1994 Santa Ana CA USA G

Andean Business Advisory Council

1998 Lima Peru K

Andean Center of Popular Action

1977 Quito Ecuador G

Andean Institute of Ecology and Development

Cusco Peru G j Institutes

Andean Social Management Corporation

1989 Quito Ecuador N

Annual Latin American Forum on Informatics and the Information Industry

S c Conference Series

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

ASOC 1978 Washington DC USA F y International Federations

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v Human Rights Organizations

APEC SME Innovation Center

SMEIC 2004 Gyeongsan Korea Rep E

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APPITA Australia and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association

1947 Melbourne Australia G

APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe

1959 Brussels Belgium D

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASC 2010 Utrecht Netherlands F

Arab Banking Corporation

ABC 1980 Manama Bahrain F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference

S c Conference Series

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g IGOs

Arab Company for Detergent Chemicals

ARADET 1981 Baghdad Iraq K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Company for Livestock Development

ACOLID 1974 Damascus Syrian AR F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Drilling and Workover Company

ADWOC 1980 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Arab Engineering Industries Company

AEICO Al Ramtha Jordan F egeg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Textile Industries

1975 D

Arab Federation for the Consumer

AFC Amman Jordan D

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D g IGOs

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 Alexandria Egypt D

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA G

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

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