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

GSM Association

GSMA 1987 London UK B

Guild of European Business Travel Agents

GEBTA 1990 Brussels Belgium F

Gulf Air

1950 Manama Bahrain F eg

Gulf Investment Corporation

GIC 1983 Safat Kuwait F eg

Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting

GOIC 1976 Doha Qatar D gt

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company

GPIC 1979 Manama Bahrain F egt

Gulf Society for Maintenance Professionals

GSMP 2010 Manama Bahrain D t

Güteschutzgemeinschaft Hartschaum

GSH 1961 Celle Germany G

HCV Network Ltd

HCV Network 2006 Oxford UK F y

Health for Animals

Brussels Belgium F y

Health In Harmony

HIH Portland OR USA J

Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund

HCP 2012 G f

Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1981 Miami FL USA N t

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

Higher Education User Group

HEUG 1997 F

Hitachi Foundation

1985 Washington DC USA G f

HOPE International

1997 Lancaster PA USA G

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network

HoA-REN 2006 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI 1927 McLean VA USA C

Hostelling International

1932 London UK B

Housing Nordic

NBO 1950 Copenhagen Denmark D

How to Change the World

2018 London UK J

Human Rights Funders Network

HRFN 1994 New York NY USA G

Humane Society International

HSI 1991 Washington DC USA E v

Hydrocarbon and Rosin Resins Producers Association

HARRPA Brussels Belgium E

Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association

HSPA Brussels Belgium E

IAGOD Commission on Industrial Minerals and Rocks

COIMR Redruth UK K v

IBClub

Kiev Ukraine N

Ibero-American Federation of Exchanges

1973 Buenos Aires Argentina D

IBLF Global

London UK G

IBM HPC Systems Scientific Computing User Group

ScicomP Argonne IL USA N

IBOS Association

London UK F

ICC Centre for Maritime Cooperation

CMC 1985 K

ICC Commercial Crime Services

CCS London UK K

ICC Financial Investigation Bureau

FIB 1992 London UK E

ICC Institute of World Business Law

1979 Paris France E j

ICI Global

London UK E

ICOM International Committee for Conservation

ICOM-CC 1967 Ottawa ON Canada K v

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume

1962 K v

ICOMOS International Committee on Economics of Conservation

1988 Naples Italy E v

ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage

1991 Buenos Aires Argentina E v

ICOMOS International Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration

TheoPhilos 2005 Warsaw Poland E v

ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee

ICTC 1969 Chelsea QC Canada E v

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Stone

ISCS 1967 Charenton-le-Pont France E

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass

ISCCSG 1984 E v

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Education and Training

CIF 1985 Glasgow UK E v

ICOMOS International Wood Committee

IIWC 1975 Stockholm Sweden E v

ICTI Ethical Toy Program

2004 Hong Kong Hong Kong F f

IDEA WILD

1991 Fort Collins CO USA G

IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components

IECEE 1946 Geneva Switzerland F

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