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

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

International Agreement Relating to the Exportation of Hides and Skins

1928 T g

International Air Transport Association

IATA 1945 Geneva Switzerland B y

International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association

IAGSA 1995 Ottawa ON Canada F

International Alliance for Biological Standardization

IABS 1955 Geneva Switzerland C

International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

IARD Washington DC USA C

International Alliance of the Indigenous Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

IAITPTF 1992 Chiang Mai Thailand F y

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada

IATSE 1893 New York NY USA G v

International Apparel Federation

IAF 1977 Zeist Netherlands C t

International Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility

ARC-PEACE 1987 Stockholm Sweden F

International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety

IABMAS 1999 Barcelona Spain D

International Association for Business and Society

IABS 1990 Provo UT USA D

International Association for Consumer Law

IACL 1997 Pretoria South Africa D

International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IACEE 1989 Atlanta GA USA B y

International Association for Mongol Studies

IAMS 1987 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia C

International Association for Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Total Food Supply Chain

MoniQA 2011 Gussing Austria C

International Association for Promoting Geoethics

IAPG 2012 Rome Italy C

International Association for Research in Economic Psychology

IAREP 1982 Leeds UK D

International Association for Science and Technology of Building Maintenance and Monuments Preservation

1977 Pfaffenhofen Germany D

International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products

1995 Brussels Belgium D yt

International Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises

AMSE 1980 Tassin-la-Demi-Lune France F

International Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage

ProGEO 1988 Uppsala Sweden D

International Association for the Distributive Trade

1952 Brussels Belgium C t

International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals

IAPSOP 2009 Forest Grove OR USA N

International Association Language and Business

IALB 1972 D

International Association of Advanced Materials

IAAM 2010 Ulrika Sweden C

International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores

IAADFS 1966 Washington DC USA G

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

IAAPA 1918 Orlando FL USA F

International Association of Assessing Officers

IAAO 1934 Kansas City MO USA G

International Association of Bicentenary Family Companies

The Henokiens 1981 C

International Association of Business Communicators

IABC 1970 Chicago IL USA F v

International Association of Cable Product and Machinery Manufactures

INTERCABLE Moscow Russia D

International Association of Career Consulting Firms

IACCF 1987 Des Moines IA USA N

International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives

IACDE 1910 Überlingen Germany N

International Association of Costume

1982 Tokyo Japan G

International Association of Department Stores

IADS 1928 Paris France D

International Association of Dredging Companies

IADC 1965 The Hague Netherlands C

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC 1940 Houston TX USA G

International Association of Electronic Waste Producer Responsibility Organisations

WEEE Forum 2002 Brussels Belgium F

International Association of Eurasian Business Schools

2015 Omsk Russia J

International Association of Fishing Industry Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D t

International Association of Geophysical Contractors

IAGC 1971 Houston TX USA D

International Association of Geosynthetics Installers

IAGI 1995 Littleton CO USA N

International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

IAPMA 1986 C

International Association of Horticultural Producers

Didcot UK C t

International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors

IAICDV 1969 Baltimore MD USA N

International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors

IAICM 2015 Fredericksburg VA USA G

International Association of Independent Law Firms

Interlaw Los Angeles CA USA C