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

Fundación Europea para la Innovación y Desarrollo de la Tecnología

INTEC Córdoba Spain J f

Fundación Global Nature

1993 Madrid Spain G

Fundación para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad y su Habitat

CBD-Habitat Madrid Spain G f

Fundación Pro Humanae Vitae

FPHV 1995 La Plata Argentina G f

FUTURALLIA Association

2000 Chasseneuil du Poitou France F

G-20Y Association

Geneva Switzerland F c

GA - Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

1970 Darmstadt Germany C v


2004 Edinburgh UK F y

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

GCT 1969 Fordingbridge UK N

Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association

GAMA Arlington VA USA N

Gas Exporting Countries Forum

GECF 2001 Doha Qatar F g

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi 2000 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland F


1997 New York NY USA G

GBTA Europe

2010 Amersham UK G

GCC Standardization Organization

GSO 2001 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g

GCP Europe

1949 Brussels Belgium D


1969 Brussels Belgium E t

General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union

1959 Brussels Belgium E

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GFCM 1952 Rome Italy E gy

General Treaty for the Redemption of the Schelde Tolls

1863 T g

Generation Climate Europe

GCE Brussels Belgium E

Generations for Peace

Amman Jordan F

Genesis Initiative

1999 Windlesham UK G

Geneva Act of the The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Geneva Act, 1999 1999 T g

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

GICHD 1998 Geneva Switzerland G

Gibbon Conservation Center

GCC 1977 Santa Clarita CA USA N

Gilman International Conservation Foundation

GIC Yulee FL USA G f

Glass Fibre Europe

1987 Brussels Belgium D t


2009 G

Global Advances in Business and Communication


Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GAIA 2000 Berkeley CA USA C

Global Alliance for Tax Justice

GATJ 2013 Brussels Belgium C y

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

2011 C y

Global Alliance of Independent Firms

Praxity Epsom UK D

Global Alliance of SMEs

GASME 1999 C

Global Alliance of Social Enterprises in Travel & Tourism

GASET 2021 Bangkok Thailand J

Global Alliance to Promote Fruits and Vegetable Consumption "5 a day"

AIAM5 2011 Madrid Spain C

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative

GLAFRI 2015 Düsseldorf Germany C

Global Apprenticeship Network

GAN 2014 Geneva Switzerland F y

Global Association for People and the Environment

GAPE 1999 Pakse Laos G

Global Banking Alliance for Women

GBA 2001 Brooklyn NY USA F

Global Battery Alliance

GBA 2017 Cologny Switzerland C y

Global Business and Technology Association

GBATA 1998 New York NY USA B

Global Business Coalition

GBC Paris France E y

Global Business Coalition for Education

GBC-Education 2012 J

Global Business Education Network


Global Business Leaders Alliance Against Counterfeiting

GBLAAC 2002 Cincinnati OH USA N

Global Business Partnership Alliance

GBPA London UK N

Global Business School Network

GBSN 2003 Washington DC USA F

Global Business Travel Association

GBTA Alexandria VA USA G