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 Type III

Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Congress

FOREX Manila Philippines S c Conference Series

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

APF Canada 1984 Vancouver BC Canada G f Foundations

Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation

APFC 1998 Pasig City Philippines D

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 Pohang Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Institute of Business

APIB 1990 Shatin Hong Kong N j Institutes

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 c Conference Series

Asia Regional Cookstove Programme

ARECOP 1991 Yogyakarta Indonesia E

Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association

AOTCA 1993 Sydney Australia D

Asia-Pacific Academic and Industrial Services

APAIS Daejeon Korea Rep J

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability

APCEA 1996 E

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

2008 Brisbane Australia F

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 Conference Series

Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation

AOSEF 1982 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Association of Business Incubation

2002 Shanghai China D

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

2001 Mumbai India G

Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association

ACFEA 1995 Fuzhou China D

Asian Corporate Governance Association

ACGA 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Federation of Corporate Football


Asian Forum on Business Education

AFBE 1992 Bangkok Thailand F v

Asian Institute of Corporate Governance

AICG Seoul Korea Rep N j Institutes

Asian Marine Conservation Association

AMCA 1988 Kolkata India G v

Asian Network for Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry

ANAIC 1984 Saga City Japan F UNESCO Bodies

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Inglewood New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Producers' Platform


Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network

ARRCN 1998 Yasu Japan F

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1980 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Reinsurance Corporation

Asian Re 1979 Bangkok Thailand F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Sponsorship Association

ASA 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products

ASOMPS Serdang Malaysia S c Conference Series

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

AVPN 2011 Singapore Singapore F y International Federations

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación de Conservación de los Ecosistemas Andinos

ECOAN Cusco Peru G

Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe

EULAC 1987 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET 1982 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ingenieria Industrial y Afines