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 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 ty

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 St Albans UK 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 1967 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

International Council on Mining and Metals

ICMM 2001 London UK B y