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 Centre for Tax and Development

ICTD 2010 Brighton UK F

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

ICCROM 1958 Rome Italy F gy

International Chamber of Commerce

ICC 1919 Paris France B

International Chemical Secretariat

ChemSec 2002 Gothenburg Sweden G

International Christian Union of Business Executives

1931 Paris France C

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO 1947 Montréal QC Canada B g

International Cleantech Network

ICN 2009 Copenhagen Denmark F

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

ICRtoP 2009 New York NY USA E y

International Coalition of Library Consortia

ICOLC 1997 Atlanta GA USA F y

International Coffee Organization

ICO 1963 London UK B g

International Commission for Alpine Rescue

ICAR 1948 Zurich Switzerland D

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

ICCAT 1969 Madrid Spain E g

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

ICPDR 1998 Vienna Austria E gy

International Committee for Marine Conservation

ICMC 1997 Hochheim am Main Germany E

International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardisation of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques for Speech Input-Output

COCOSDA 1991 Kyoto Japan J

International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics

ICCM 1977 Rome Italy D

International Committee for the Defence of the Breton Language

ICDBL 1975 E

International Committee for the Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium

ICSOBA 1963 Québec QC Canada E

International Committee of Analysis for Steel and Iron Industry

ICASI 1992 Beijing China C t

International Committee of the Decorative Laminates Industry

ICDLI Frankfurt-Main Germany E t

International Commodities Exchange

ICE Futures 1980 London UK N

International Community of Defence Industry Workers' Unions

ICDIWU Moscow Russia D t

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

ICW 1992 F v

International Computing Centre

ICC 1971 Geneva Switzerland E g

International Concrete Repair Institute

1988 St Paul MN USA N j

International Confederation of Art Cinemas

1955 Berlin Germany D

International Confederation of Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D t

International Confederation of Joint Venture Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D

International Confederation of Trade Unions of Workers in the Oil and Gas Industries, and Construction Workers in the Oil and Gas Complex

1992 Moscow Russia D t

International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry

CARPI 2010 S ct

International Conference on Business Process Management

BPM 2003 S c

International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology

ICBEIT 2007 S c

International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry


International Conference on Electroluminescence and Optoelectronic Devices


International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems


International Conference on Goat Production and Disease

Logan UT USA S c

International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain

ILS International Conference S c

International Conference on Light-Emitting Devices and Their Industrial Applications


International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients

MIFFI 2018 S c

International Conference on Nondestructive Evaluation in the Nuclear Industry

S ct

International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research

BIR Rostock Germany S c

International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices

Oak Ridge TN USA S c

International Conference on Reliability and Maintainability

Toulouse France S c

International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

ICSR 2012 S c

International Conference on the Conservation and Management of Lakes

Beijing China S c

International Conference on the Numerical Analysis of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits


International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals


International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery and Equipment


International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

ICIE 1992 Moscow Russia C t

International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine

ICNM 2010 Paris France E c