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

International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting

IAMPETH 1950 Webster NY USA N

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

IOGP 1974 London UK C

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

IAOP 2005 Poughkeepsie NY USA D t

International Association of Penturners

IAP Westlake OH USA N

International Association of Printing House Craftsmen

IAPHC 1919 Maple Grove MN USA G

International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries

IARIGAI 1965 Zagreb Croatia D yt

International Association of Skateboard Companies

IASC 1995 Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA N

International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences

IAAS 1957 Leuven Belgium C

International Association of Tax Judges

IATJ Ottawa ON Canada C

International Association of Textile and Light Industry Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D t

International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry

CLCCR 1961 Brussels Belgium D t

International Association of Tool Craftsmen

IATC 1953 Racine WI USA N

International Association of Trade Unions of Workers in Scientific Research and Production Cooperatives and Enterprises

Moscow Russia D t

International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New Information Technologies

ELNIT Association 1996 Moscow Russia D

International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area

IAWD 1993 Vienna Austria D

International Avaya Users Group

IAUG 2010 Chicago IL USA G

International B Conference Steering Committee

1997 Nantes France E v

International Bee Research Association

IBRA 1949 Monmouth UK B

International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association

IBDEA 1970 Dallas TX USA N

International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association

IBMA 1995 Brussels Belgium D

International Biometrics + Identity Association

IBIA 1998 Washington DC USA N t

International Bird and Research Centre

IBRCE 1984 Eilat Israel N

International Black Sea Club

IBSC 1992 Varna Bulgaria F

International Blaise Users Group

IBUG 1992 Ann Arbor MI USA E c

International Book Information Service

IBIS St Albans UK G

International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association


International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

1893 Kansas City KS USA G

International Bunker Industry Association

IBIA 1992 London UK C t

International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation

IBFD 1938 Amsterdam Netherlands C

International Business Alliance

Tbilisi Georgia N

International Business and Economic Development Center

IBEDC 2010 Tbilisi Georgia G

International Business and Management Education Centre

IBMEC Singapore Singapore G

International Business Aviation Council

IBAC 1981 Montréal QC Canada C y

International Business Brokers Association

IBBA 1982 Independence OH USA N

International Business Congress

IBC 1997 Berlin Germany F

International Business Ethics Institute

IBEI 1994 Washington DC USA N j

International Business Information Management Association


International Business Law Consortium

IBLC 1996 Salzburg Austria F

International Businesses Standards Organization

IBSO Jerusalem Israel G

International Campaign for Responsible Technology

I-CRT 2002 San Jose CA USA G

International Card Manufacturers Association

ICMA 1990 Princeton Junction NJ USA G

International Catholic Stewardship Council

ICSC 1962 Dearborn Heights MI USA G

International Center for Banking and Corporate Governance

ICBCG 2010 Sumy Ukraine E v

International Centre for Conservation of Architectural Heritage

ICCARHE Ferrara Italy N

International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

ICCSR 2002 Nottingham UK N

International Centre for Innovation and Industrial Logistics

ICIIL Vaasa Finland G ct

International Centre for Responsible Tourism

ICRT 2002 F

International Centre for Responsible Tourism-West Africa


International Centre for Social Franchising

ICSF 2011 London UK G y

International Centre for Sturgeon Studies

ICSS Nanaimo BC Canada N