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

ASEAN Business Forum

ABF 1991 Petaling Jaya Malaysia F

ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASEAN-CCI 1972 Bangkok Thailand E t

ASEAN Chemical Industries Council


ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection

ACCP 2007 Jakarta Indonesia E g

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Pasig City Philippines E

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers

AFCM 1977 Hanoi Vietnam E

ASEAN Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors

AFEEC 1979 Bangkok Thailand E

ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries

AFPI 1981 Singapore Singapore D t

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

AFTEX 1977 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E t

ASEAN Finance Corporation

1981 F e

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 Singapore Singapore E t

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association

AHPADA Kuching Malaysia E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Malaysia E t

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Wan Chai Hong Kong E t

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E t

ASEAN Rubber Business Council

ARBC 1992 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E


1894 Peachtree Corners GA USA G

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Floor Wage Alliance

AFW Alliance 2007 Delhi India F y

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D t

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives

APAD Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Los Baños Philippines D

Asia Pacific Business School Librarians' Group

APBSLG Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

AFACT 1999 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D t

Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Congress

FOREX Manila Philippines S c

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

APF Canada 1984 Vancouver BC Canada G f

Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation

APFC 1998 Pasig City Philippines D

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 D t

Asia Pacific Institute of Business

APIB 1990 Shatin Hong Kong N j

Asia Pacific Responsible Care Organization

APRO Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

APRSCP 1997 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union

APTU 2005 Beijing China D

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

APTRA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S ct

Asia Regional Cookstove Programme


Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D t

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D t

Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association

AOTCA 1993 Tokyo Japan D

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability

APCEA 1996 E

Asia-Pacific Conference on Management and Business

APCMB 2013 S c

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G t

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe Japan F g

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Producers Network

APN 2001 F

Asia-Pacific Self-Medication Industry

APSMI 2010 Tokyo Japan D t

Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Tax Forum

APTF 2005 Washington DC USA F