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 Liaison Centre for Agricultural Machinery Distributors and Maintenance

1953 Nieuwegein Netherlands E

International Library on Earthen Architecture

Villefontaine France G y

International Licensing Platform Vegetable

ILP Vegetable 2014 The Hague Netherlands G

International Lifesaving Appliance Manufacturers Association

ILAMA Shoreham UK D

International Lupin Association

ILA 1980 Temuco Chile C

International Maintenance Association

IMA 2013 Lugano Switzerland D

International Management Institute, Kiev

IMI-Kiev 1989 Kiev Ukraine G j

International Map Industry Association

IMIA Hanover MD USA C t

International Marine Purchasing Association

IMPA 1978 Colchester UK C v

International Maritime Organization

IMO 1948 London UK B g

International Master Course on Aging Skin

IMCAS 1994 Paris France N c

International Medical Equipment Collaborative

IMEC 1995 North Andover MA USA G

International Memorialization Supply Association

IMSA 1955 Milwaukee WI USA G

International Methane Emission Observatory

IMEO 2021 J g

International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association

IMPCA 1987 Brussels Belgium D

International Movement for the Defence of and the Right to Pleasure

Slow Food 1989 Bra Italy F

International Music Products Association

NAMM 1901 Carlsbad CA USA G

International Napoleonic Friends

1961 Lyon France N v

International Natural Rubber Agreement on Price Stabilisation

1976 T g

International Network for Safety Assurance of Fuel Cycle Industries

INSAF 2000 J t

International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

INSME 2004 Rome Italy F y

International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art

INCCA 1999 Amersfoort Netherlands F

International Network of Business and Management Journal Editors

INBAM 2009 Winchester UK F

International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

INES 1991 Berlin Germany F y

International Network of Law Firms

LEGUS 1995 Ann Arbor MI USA F

International Network of M and A Partners

1971 Des Moines IA USA N

International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users

INHSU 2009 Zurich Switzerland F

International Oleander Society

1967 Galveston TX USA F

International Olive Council

IOC 1959 Madrid Spain C g

International Oracle Users Community

IOUC 1994 Redwood City CA USA E y

International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development

IKED 2001 Malmö Sweden G

International Organisation of Agro-Industrial Trade Unions

Moscow Russia D t

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives

CICOPA 1932 Brussels Belgium E t

International Organisation of Vine and Wine

OIV 1924 Paris France C gy

International Organization for Educational Development

IOED 2014 Delhi India G v

International Organization of the Flavor Industry

IOFI 1969 Brussels Belgium D t

International Organizations Business Association

INTOBA 2005 Singapore Singapore N

International Orienteering Federation

IOF 1961 Karlstad Sweden C

International Ornithologists' Union

IOU 1884 Baton Rouge LA USA E v

International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

IPSI 2010 Tokyo Japan E y

International Partnership Network

IPN 1992 Harvard MA USA F

International Passive House Association

iPHA 2010 Darmstadt Germany C

International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility

IPCNSR 1982 Williston VT USA N

International Pectin Producers' Association

IPPA 1969 Brussels Belgium D

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

IPIECA 1974 London UK F yt

International Pierre Gy Sampling Association

IPGSA 2017 C

International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association

IPLOCA 1966 Geneva Switzerland C

International Place Branding Association

IPBA 2015 D

International Plant Based Foods Working Group


International Polar Tourism Research Network

IPTRN 2006 North Bay ON Canada F