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 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

International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone


International Consortium for Electronic Business

ICEB 2001 Shatin Hong Kong F

International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization

ICPHSO 1993 Mount Laurel NJ USA G

International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network

ICPEN 1992 Berlin Germany F g

International Consumer Research and Testing

ICRT 1990 London UK F

International Consumer Support for Infertility Community

iCSi 1999 Silverwater NSW Australia F

International Convention Concerning the Export and Import of Animal Products other Than Meat, Meat Preparations, Fresh Animal Products, Milk and Milk Products

1935 T g

International Convention for the Abolition of Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions

1927 T g

International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

1966 Rome Italy T g

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

Rome Convention 1961 Paris France T g

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Seagoing Vessels

1924 T g

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

BUNKERS 2001 London UK T g

International Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused by Motor Vehicles

1973 T g

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

CLC 1969 London UK T g

International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS 1996 London UK T g

International Convention Regarding the Standardisation of the Methods of Presenting the Results of the Analysis of Foodstuffs for Human Consumption and for Animals

1931 T g

International Convention Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-going Ships

1957 T g

International Convention Relative to the Status of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Outbreak of Hostilities

1907 T g

International Convention to Facilitate the Importation of Commercial Samples and Advertising Material

1952 T g

International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industry Associations

ICCAIA 1972 Montréal QC Canada E yt

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

ICAR 2010 Washington DC USA F y

International Corporate Chefs Association

ICCA 2002 Winter Park FL USA G

International Corporate Governance Network

ICGN 1995 London UK F

International Corporate Governance Society


International Cosmetic and Device Association

ICADA Düsseldorf Germany J

International Cost Engineering Council

ICEC 1976 Sydney NSW Australia F

International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

ICEAA 1978 Vienna VA USA G

International Cost Institute

1987 Buenos Aires Argentina E j

International Costumer's Guild

ICG 1985 St Louis MO USA N

International Cotton Advisory Committee

ICAC 1939 Washington DC USA B g

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

1930 Budapest Hungary C

International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

ICIAM Argonne IL USA E yt

International Council for Machinery Lubrication

ICML 2001 Broken Arrow OK USA G

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

CIB 1953 Ottawa ON Canada B y

International Council for Small Business

ICSB 1957 Washington DC USA F y

International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

ICE 1987 Pittsburgh PA USA G

International Council of Environmental Law

ICEL 1969 Madrid Spain B y

International Council of Grocery Manufacturers Associations

ICGMA 1982 Arlington VA USA D

International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Associations

ICHSLTA 1929 Paris France C t

International Council of Human Duties

ICHD 1993 Trieste Italy J

International Council of Marine Industry Associations

ICOMIA 1966 Longcross UK C t

International Council of Shopping Centers

ICSC 1957 New York NY USA F

International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

ICAS 1957 Bonn Germany C

International Council of Toy Industries

ICTI 1974 New York NY USA E t