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

Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

GCET 2000 S c

Global Corporate Governance Institute

GCGI 2014 C c

Global Corporate Real Estate Network

CORENET Global 2001 Atlanta GA F

Global Council of Corporate Universities

GlobalCCU 2006 N

Global Dairy Platform

GDP 2006 Rosemont IL USA C

Global Design Network

GDN 2005 J y

Global Development Research Centre

GDRC 2000 Kobe Japan G

Global Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 F

Global Ecolabelling Network

GEN 1994 Canberra ACT F

Global Environment Centre

GEC 1992 Osaka Japan G

Global Environmental Management Initiative

GEMI 1990 Washington DC USA G

Global Facility Management Association

Global FM Melbourne VIC C y

Global Fellowship of Christian Youth

Global Fellowship 1963 Hemel Hempstead UK F

Global Fluorocarbon Producers Forum

GFPF Brussels Belgium F

Global Food Safety Initiative

GFSI 2000 Levallois-Perret F

Global Forest Coalition

GFC 2000 Asunción Paraguay F y

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS 2010 Lindau Switzerland F

Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management

GFMAM F y

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

2009 Paris France F g

Global Foundation for the Sustainability of Billion Minds

Billion Minds Foundation Washington DC USA G f

Global Free Software Organization

J

Global Harmonization Initiative

GHI 2007 Vienna F

Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute

GISPRI 1988 Tokyo Japan G j

Global Island Partnership

GLISPA 2005 Washington DC F y

Global Jesuit Business Student Association

GJBSA Detroit MI USA E

Global LI Industry Forum

GLIIF Olympia WA USA N t

Global Mamas

Minneapolis MN USA G

Global mobile Suppliers Association

GSA 1998 Sheffield UK C

Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment

GMBA 2000 Bern Switzerland E y

Global Network for Advanced Management

GNAM J y

Global Network for B2B Integration in High Tech Industries

EDIFICE 1986 Hoegaarden Belgium E t

Global Network for Environmental Science and Technology

G-NEST Athens Greece N

Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

RECPnet 2010 Vienna Austria F y

Global Network of Director Institutes

GNDI F

Global Ocean

2006 London G

Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group

GOTS 2008 Stuttgart Germany E y

Global Organization for PHA

GO!PHA 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Global Parks

G

Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague F v

Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches

GPRBA 2003 Washington DC USA E gy

Global Partnership for Social Accountability

GPSA 2012 E g

Global Peatlands Initiative

2016 J

Global Penguin Society

GPS 2009 San Francisco CA USA G

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment

The Alliance 2017 C

Global Research Business Network

GRBN 2011 F y

Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

GRF F v

GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

GRRR N

Global Seafood Ratings Alliance

GSRA J y

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