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

Institute for Social Banking

2006 Berlin Germany J

Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

IPMT 2007 Washington DC USA G j

Institute of Alternative Policies for the Southern Cone of Latin America

1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil N j

Institute of Directors

IoD 1903 London UK F j

Institute of Global Responsibility

IGO 2007 Warsaw Poland G j

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

IISE 1948 Norcross GA USA F jtv

Institute of International Business, Stockholm

IIB Stockholm Sweden N j

Institute of International Integration and Industrial Economics

1969 Grenoble France G j

Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

IFTC 1991 Kabale Uganda G j

Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales

ICEFI 2005 Guatemala Guatemala D j

Instituto Iberoamericano de Mercados de Valores

IIMV 1999 Madrid Spain E j

Instituto Internacional de Dirección de Empresas

INSIDE Bilbao Spain G j

Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo en Vida Silvestre

ICOMVIS 1984 Heredia Costa Rica F jv

Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho Tributario

ILADT 1958 Montevideo Uruguay E jv

Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium

IAMC 2007 Venice Italy C y

Integrating Healthcare Enterprise International

IHE International Oak Brook IL USA F y

Inter-American Centre for Tax Administrations

1967 Panama Panama D

Inter-American Children's Institute

IACI 1927 Montevideo Uruguay E gj

Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles

1996 T g

Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws Concerning Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes and Invoices

1975 Washington DC USA T g

Inter-American Convention on Conflicts of Laws Concerning Commercial Companies

1979 Washington DC USA T g

Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations

1989 Washington DC USA T g

Inter-American Convention on Transparency in Conventional Weapons Acquisitions

1999 Washington DC USA T g

Inter-American Foundation for Tropical Research, Guatemala

Guatemala Guatemala G f

Inter-American Investment Corporation

IIC 1986 Washington DC USA F eg

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

IATTC 1949 La Jolla CA USA D g

Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management

INWRDAM 1987 Amman Jordan F g

Intercontinental Group of Department Stores

IGDS 1946 Zurich Switzerland C

Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy

INPSSE 2002 F y

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

ICCR 1971 New York NY USA G

Intergovernmental Agreement on the Establishment of an Inter-African Motor Vehicle Third Party Liability Insurance Card

1978 T g

Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

1961 Geneva Switzerland E g

Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit

1959 E g

Intergovernmental Group on Grains

1957 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres

IGG on Hard Fibres 1966 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres

IGG on Jute, Kenal and Allied Fibres 1963 Rome Italy E g

Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products

1970 E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats

1965 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Tea

1969 Rome Italy E g

Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region

INFOFISH 1981 Puchong Malaysia F g

Interim Convention on Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals

1957 T g

Interlex Group

1973 Chicago IL USA F

International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences

IASCYS Thèze France E

International Academy of Business and Economics

IABE 2001 Stockton CA USA D

International Academy of Business and Public Disciplines

IABPAD 2004 Ruston LA USA G

International Academy of Nature Conservation

1990 Putbus Germany N

International Accountability Project

IAP 2003 New York NY USA G

International Advertising Association

IAA 1938 New York NY USA B y

International Agreement Regarding the Maintenance of Certain Lights in the Red Sea

1962 T g

International Agreement Relating to the Exportation of Bones

1929 T g