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

Fédération européenne des industries de porcelaine et de faïence de table et d'ornementation

FEPF 1958 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération européenne des producteurs d'enveloppes

FEPE 1957 Brussels Belgium D

Fédération européenne des syndicats d'entreprises d'isolation

FESI 1970 Darlington UK D

Fédération européenne du commerce chimique

Fecc 1954 Brussels Belgium D

Fédération européenne du verre d'emballage

FEVE 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération internationale de SAMBO

FIAS 1984 Lausanne Switzerland C

Fédération internationale des clubs de motorhomes

FICM 1976 Arras France D

Fédération internationale pour la sécurité des usagers de l'électricité

FISUEL 2002 Paris France C y

Fédération Internationale Sport pour Tous

FISpT 1982 Manama Bahrain B

Federation of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Professions

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Egypt D t

Federation of African National Insurance Companies

1976 Dakar Senegal D

Federation of Arab Businessmen

1997 Amman Jordan D

Federation of Arab Contractors

FAC Cairo Egypt D

Federation of ASEAN Poultry Producers

FAPP 2000 Bangkok Thailand D

Federation of ASEAN Pulp and Paper Industries


Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations

FAPRA 1989 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors Associations

FAPECA 1986 Wan Chai Hong Kong D

Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries

FAMI 1999 Jakarta Indonesia D t

Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU

1977 Brussels Belgium E

Federation of Associations of Technicians for Industry of Paints in European Countries

FATIPEC 1950 Paris France D t

Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges

FEAS 1995 Yerevan Armenia D y

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

FEAP 1968 Brussels Belgium D t

Federation of European Bearing Manufacturers Associations

FEBMA 1977 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

Federation of European Manufacturers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionery and Patisserie Industries

FEDIMA 1969 Brussels Belgium E t

Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations

FEMA 1998 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Federation of European Securities Exchanges

FESE 1974 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of GCC Chambers

FGCCC 1979 Dammam Saudi Arabia D

Federation of Indian Export Organizations

FIEO Delhi India N

Federation of International Centres for the Preservation of the Architectural Heritage

1992 La Laguna Spain D

Federation of International Retail Associations

FIRA 1990 Washington DC USA C

Federation of Regional Growth Actors in Europe

FEDRA Brussels Belgium D

Federation of the Asian Master Tailors

1936 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Federation of the European Cookware, Cutlery and Housewares Industries

FEC 1952 Courbevoie France D t

Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry

FESI 1964 Brussels Belgium D t

Federation of Timber and Related Industries Workers' Unions of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Moscow Russia D t

Federation of West African Manufacturers Associations

FEWAMA 1988 Lagos Nigeria D t

FEDIOL - The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry

1957 Brussels Belgium E t

FEFANA - EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures

1963 Brussels Belgium D


Nürburg Germany D

Femmes chefs d'entreprises mondiales

FCEM 1945 Charenton France C

FEUGRES - European Clay Pipe Association

FEUGRES e.V. 1957 Frechen Germany D t

Fibre Channel Industry Association

FCIA 1999 San Francisco CA USA G t

Final Act of the United Nations Conference on Customs Formalities for the Temporary Importation of Private Road Motor Vehicles and for Tourism

1954 T g

Financial Executives International

FEI 1931 Florham Park NJ USA G

Fine Chocolate Industry Association

FCIA 2007 Arlington VA USA J t

Firestop Contractors International Association

FCIA Hillside IL USA N

Fly Fishers International

FFI 1965 Livingston MT USA J

Fondation internationale du Banc d'Arguin

FIBA 1986 Arles France G f

Fondation Segré

1996 Zug Switzerland G f