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

Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia

LES Scandinavia 1970 Espoo Finland D

Licensing International

LI 1985 New York NY USA N

Lifeline Energy

1998 London UK G f


LH 1980 Telluride CO USA G

Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

LCC 2001 Atlanta GA USA N

Lions Quest

1975 Oak Brook IL USA F

Living Knowledge - The International Science Shop Network

2000 Bonn Germany F

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Design

1968 T g

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society

LSCMS Singapore Singapore G

London Bullion Market Association

LBMA 1987 London UK F

Low Impact Fishers of Europe

LIFE Brussels Belgium F

Luxembourg Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Railway Rolling Stock

Luxembourg Protocol 2007 T g

Mad'in Europe

2013 Brussels Belgium J

Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group

MFG 1987 Naples FL USA F

Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, 1891

Madrid Agreement 1891 T g

Maille Artisans International League


Maison Afrique, La

1995 Vessigebro Sweden G

Major Cities of Europe IT Users Group

MCE 1982 Bremerhaven Germany F

Major Groups Partnership on Forests

MGPoF Ottawa ON Canada F

Making Cents International

1999 Washington DC USA G

Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection

2001 Bremen Germany N f

Mangroves for the Future

MFF 2006 Bangkok Thailand E y

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

1969 Manomet MA USA N


Stuttgart Germany F

MARCOGAZ - Technical Association of the European Natural Gas Industry

1968 Brussels Belgium E yt

Mare Terra - Fundació Medeterrània

Mare Terra 1999 Tarragona Spain G f

Marine Conservation Institute

1996 Seattle WA USA G j

Marine Conservation Society

MCS 1977 Ross-on-Wye UK G

Marine Stewardship Council

MSC 1997 London UK C

Maritime Industry Foundation

2005 Huntingdon UK J f

Marketing Communications Executives International

MCEI 1954 Geneva Switzerland D v

Mars and Mercury Europe - Industrial and Commercial Circles of Officers and Reserve Officers Inter-Nations Coordination Commission

1926 Alken Belgium E t

Master Brewers Association of the Americas

MBAA 1887 St Paul MN USA G

Max Havelaar Foundation

1988 Utrecht Netherlands G f


1991 Barcelona Spain F

MEDEF International

1990 Paris France G

Medical Users Software Exchange

MUSE 1983 Spokane WA USA F

Medicina Alternativa International

1962 Colombo Sri Lanka F v

Medicines for Malaria Venture

MMV 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier

CIHEAM Montpellier 1962 Montpellier France E j

Mediterranean Coastal Foundation

MEDCOAST Mugla Türkiye F fy

Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato

1979 Avignon France D

Mediterranean Oil Industry Group

MOIG 1992 Tunis Tunisia F t

Memorandum of Agreement Relating to the Production and Marketing of Wheat

1942 T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation and Restoration of the Bukhara Deer

2002 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for Marine Turtles of the Atlantic Coast of Africa

1999 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Aquatic Warbler

2003 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Eastern Atlantic Populations of the Mediterranean Monk Seal - Monachus Monachus

2007 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Ruddy-headed Goose - Chloephaga Rubidiceps

2006 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Siberian Crane, 1993

1993 Bonn Germany T g