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 Foodservice Distributors Association

IFDA 1956 Falls Church VA USA N

International Foodservice Editorial Council

IFEC 1956 Pleasant Valley NY USA N

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

IFMA 1952 Chicago IL USA G

International Formalwear Association

IFA 1980 Chicago IL USA N

International Fortress Council

IFC 1989 Utrecht Netherlands D

International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct

IFBEC 2010 F

International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses

IFIBiop Aubière France F t

International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains

ISVC 2013 Horgen Switzerland F

International Foundation for Online Responsibility

IFFOR Palm Beach Gardens FL USA N f

International Foundation for Population and Development

IFPD 1999 Geneva Switzerland F f

International Foundation for Production Research

IFPR 1970 Stuttgart Germany F f

International Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife

IGF 1976 F f

International Franchise Association

IFA 1960 Washington DC USA G

International Frozen Food Association

IFFA 1974 F

International Fuel Tax Association


International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD Rome Italy F fg

International Fur Federation

IFF 1949 London UK C

International Gas Union

IGU 1931 London UK C y

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association

IGBA 1997 Geneva Switzerland F

International Glove Association

IGA 2003 Brookville PA USA G

International Glutamate Technical Committee

IGTC 1971 D

International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association

IGCEMA 2006 Rapid City SD USA N

International Gorilla Conservation Programme

IGCP 1978 Nairobi Kenya G

International Green Purchasing Network

IGPN 2005 Tokyo Japan F

International Group of Ex Libris Users

IGeLU 2006 Siena Italy F

International Group of Experts on Export Regulations

INGEER 2015 Kobe Japan N

International Guild of Candle Artisans

IGCA 1961 N

International Guild of Miniature Artisans

IGMA 1983 Freedom CA USA N

International Honey Export Organization

IHEO 1984 Winnipeg MB Canada C v

International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology

IISART 2011 Zurich Switzerland C t

International Industry Working Group

IIWG 1970 Geneva Switzerland E t

International Informix Users Group

IIUG 1995 Newtonville MA USA N

International Input-Output Association

IIOA 1988 Vienna Austria D

International Institute for Advanced Purchasing and Supply

IIAPS 2009 London UK G

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA 1972 Laxenburg Austria D j

International Institute for Energy Conservation - Europe

IIEC-Europe 1993 London UK K j

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

IIIEE 1994 Lund Sweden G j

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD 1990 Winnipeg MB Canada F j

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

IIAS 1930 Brussels Belgium B jy

International Institute of Business

IIB 1993 Kiev Ukraine G j

International Institute of Business Analysis

IIBA 2003 Oakville ON Canada E j

International Institute of Business Technologies

IIBT 1993 Washington DC USA G j

International Institute of Refrigeration

IIR 1908 Paris France B gj

International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers

IISRP 1960 Houston TX USA C j

International Instrument Users' Association - WIB

1963 The Hague Netherlands G

International Internet Leathercrafter's Guild

IILG 1996 Cary MS USA G

International Internet Preservation Consortium

IIPC 2003 C

International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management


International Labour Organization

ILO 1919 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Lead and Zinc Study Group

ILZSG 1959 Lisbon Portugal C g