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 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 Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association

DITTA Arlington VA USA C t

Global Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 F

Global Ecolabelling Network

GEN 1994 Canberra ACT Australia 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 Australia 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 France F

Global Forest Coalition

GFC 2000 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS 2010 Lindau Switzerland F

Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management


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


Global Harmonization Initiative

GHI 2007 Vienna Austria F

Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute

GISPRI 1988 Tokyo Japan G j

Global Island Partnership

GLISPA 2005 Washington DC USA F y

Global Jesuit Business Student Association


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 2012 Berlin Germany 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


Global Ocean

2006 London UK 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


Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague Netherlands 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


GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna Austria G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Rights, Rules and Responsibilities


Global Seafood Ratings Alliance


Global Security Industry Alliance

GSIA 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong C yt

Global Self-Care Federation

GSCF 1970 Nyon Switzerland B y

Global Shea Alliance

GSA 2011 Accra Ghana D