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

ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries

AFPI 1981 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

AFTEX 1977 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

ASEAN Finance Corporation

1981 F e

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 San Juan Philippines E

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association

AHPADA Kuching Malaysia E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Selangor Malaysia E

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Wan Chai Wanchai Hong Kong E

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Rubber Business Council

ARBC 1992 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asia Business Trade Association

ABTA Singapore Singapore D

Asia Floor Wage Alliance

AFW Alliance 2007 Delhi Delhi India F y

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives

APAD Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Business School Librarians's Group

APBSLG Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

AFACT 1999 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D

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 RIZ Philippines D

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 D

Asia Pacific Institute of Business

APIB 1990 Shatin Hong Kong N j

Asia Pacific MSME Trade Coalition

AMTC Singapore Singapore J

Asia Pacific Responsible Care Organization

APRO Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

APRSCP 1997 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union

APTU 2005 Beijing Beijing China D

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

APTRA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S c

Asia Regional Cookstove Programme

ARECOP 1991 E

Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Central and Western Hong Kong D

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D

Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association

AOTCA 1993 Sydney NSW Australia 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

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

Asia-Pacific Tax Forum

APTF 2005 Washington DC USA F

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum

ASPAC-TCIF S c

AsiaConstruct

J c

Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation

AOSEF 1982 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Association of Business Incubation

2002 Shanghai Shanghai China D

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

2001 Mumbai Maharashtra India G

Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources

ACM 2004 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association

ACFEA 1995 Fuzhou Fujian China D

Asian Corporate Governance Association

ACGA 1999 Hong Kong Central and Western Hong Kong D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Federation of Corporate Football

FAFCO J

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum on Business Education

AFBE 1992 Fremantle WA Australia F v

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