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

Nordiska Projektexportfonden

NOPEF 1982 Helsinki Finland F fg

Nordiskt Forum för Forskning och Utvecklingsarbete inom Utbildning i Slöyd

NORDFO 1988 Notodden Norway F


NKR 1967 Rovaniemi Finland E gt

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

NAMMCO 1992 Tromsø Norway E g

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

NASCO 1984 D g

North East Asian Crane Site Network

NEACSN 1997 Tokyo Japan F

North Pacific Fisheries Commission

NPFC 2015 Tokyo Japan D g

North Sea Advisory Council

NSAC 2004 Zoetermeer Netherlands E y

Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being

NDPHS 2003 Stockholm Sweden F gy

Norwegian Council for Africa

NCA 1967 Oslo Norway G

Not For Sale

2007 Emeryville CA USA G

Novell Users International


Nuclear Medicine Europe

NMEU 1987 Brussels Belgium D

Nuclear Suppliers Group

NSG 1975 F g

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

NPH 1954 Cuernavaca Mexico G

Ocean Conservancy

1972 Washington DC G

Ocean Unite

2015 G


1999 Washington DC USA G


1989 Wädenswil Switzerland G

Oceania Association of Master Athletes

Attadale WA Australia G

Oceanic Federation of Corporate Football


Oceanic Preservation Society

OPS Greenbrae CA USA G

Oceano Azul Foundation

Lisbon G f


Naples Italy G

Odette International

1985 London UK E

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

OECD anti-bribery convention 1997 T g

Oenological Products and Practices

OEnoppia 2009 Paris France D y

Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee

OMHEC Stavanger Norway D

Offshore Pollution Liability Association

OPOL 1974 London UK D

Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform

EAP Vienna Austria F ty

Oil Companies International Marine Forum

OCIMF 1970 London UK F

Oil Companies' European Association for Environment, Health and Safety in Refining and Distribution

CONCAWE 1963 Brussels Belgium D

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K

OPEC Economic Commission Board

1964 Vienna Austria K g

Open Group

1988 San Francisco CA USA F

Open Network for Commerce Exchange

ONCE 2000 Olympia WA USA F

Open Networking Foundation

ONF Menlo Park CA USA F f

Open Pan European Public Procurement Online


Opportunities Industrialization Centers International

OICI 1964 Washington DC USA F t

Orangutan Foundation International

OFI 1986 Los Angeles CA USA F f

Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries

1947 Brussels Belgium D t

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States/Competitive Business Unit

OECS/CBU 1997 Roseau Dominica E g

Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires

OHADA 1993 Yaoundé Cameroon D g

Organización de Asociaciones y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones para América Latina

TEPAL 1992 Panama Panama D

Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo

OLACT 2010 Mexico City Mexico D

Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International

OISCA International 1961 Tokyo Japan F t

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm G

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OPRT 2000 Tokyo Japan D

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAPEC 1968 Safat Kuwait D g

Organization of Gas Producing Countries

OPEGAS 2007 J p