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

Institute for European Tort Law

ETL 2002 Vienna Austria G j

Institute for Geopolitical Research and Development

INGRED 2011 Antwerp Belgium F f

Institute for International Business Communication, Tokyo

IIBC 1986 Tokyo Japan N j

Institute for Labour and Family Research

ILFR 1992 Bratislava Slovakia N j

Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

IOCS 2003 Stony Brook NY USA G j

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 Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm

INA 1990 Putbus Germany N

International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences

IASCYS Thèze France E

International Academy of Business and Economics

IABE 2001 Stockton CA USA D

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