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

Investeringsfonden for Østlandene

1990 Copenhagen Denmark G fg

Investeringsfonden for Udviklingslande

IFU 1967 Copenhagen Denmark G fg

IPADE Business School

1967 Mexico City Mexico G


1957 Bannockburn IL USA G

IRATA International

Ashford UK G



Irrigation Association

IA Falls Church VA USA G

ISG International School of Business

1967 Paris France N

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit

ICIEC 1994 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

Islamic Reporting Initiative

IRI 2015 Oudenbosch Netherlands J

Island Conservation

CI Santa Cruz CA USA G

Islands and Small States Institute, Malta

ISSI 1989 Msida Malta E j


1923 Northbrook IL USA G

Italian Corporation for International Joint Ventures

1991 Rome Italy G e

IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas

CSVPA 1998 Wageningen Netherlands E

Ivory For Elephants


Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

1989 Georgetown Guyana G

JA Europe

2002 Brussels Belgium E

JA-YE Alumni Europe

2004 E

Jane Goodall Institute

JGI 1977 London UK E j

Japan Atomic Industrial Forum

JAIF 1956 Tokyo Japan G t

Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services

JICWELS Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Volunteer Centre

JVC 1980 Tokyo Japan G

Jerome A Chazen Institute for Global Business

1991 New York NY USA N j

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

Jesuit European Social Centre

JESC 1956 Etterbeek Belgium E

JHI Association

1975 Hillside NJ USA F

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

Development Committee 1974 Washington DC USA E g

Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAPEC Judicial Tribunal 1978 Safat Kuwait K g

Junior Enterprises Europe

JE Europe 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Keystone Accountability

2004 London UK F

Kimberley Process

KP 2000 F g

Kitayushu International Techno-cooperative Association

KITA 1980 Kitakyushu Japan G

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f

Konvention innehållande internationellt privaträttslig bestämmelser om äktenskap, adoption och förmynderskap

1931 T g

Kula II Fund for the Pacific Region

1997 Port Moresby Papua New Guinea K f

Lactic Acid Bacteria Industrial Platform

LABIP 1994 Rotterdam Netherlands F t

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

LVFO 1994 Jinja Uganda E g

Land Tenure Center, Madison WI

LTC 1962 Madison WI USA N

Landcare International

LI Nairobi Kenya F

Language Technology Industry Association

LT-Innovate D t

Lateinamerika Verein

LAV 1916 Hamburg Germany N

Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation

LAAD Coral Gables FL USA G e

Latin American and Caribbean International Movers Association

LACMA 1969 Panama Panama D

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fairtrade Producers

2004 Santa Tecla El Salvador F t

Latin American Art Resource Project

LAARP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Latin American Association of Design

ALADI 1980 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Latin American Association of Export Credit Insurance Companies

1982 Bogota Colombia D

Latin American Business Council

1990 Panama Panama D