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

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 Forum Europe

2002 Brussels Belgium N

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


2014 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue France E

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 Sweden 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

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEC 1960 Vienna Austria C g

Our World is Not for Sale


Overbrook Foundation

1948 New York NY USA G f

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC 1971 Washington DC USA G eg

Oxfam Trading

Ghent Belgium G

Oxygenated Solvents Producers Association

OSPA Brussels Belgium E

Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research

PACIBER 1988 Honolulu HI USA F

Pacific Basin Economic Council

PBEC 1967 Hong Kong Hong Kong E

Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

PDCT 1989 Wellington New Zealand G

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

POETCom Nouméa New Caledonia D t

Pacific Salmon Commission

PSC 1985 Vancouver BC Canada G bg

Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect Network

PABITRA 1997 Adelaide SA Australia F

Packaging Recovery Organization Europe

PRO-EUROPE 1995 Brussels Belgium D t

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

1959 Godalming UK N

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium

PanAAC 2007 Nairobi Kenya D t

Pan African Conservation Network, Kenya


Pan American Confederation of Insurance Producers

1967 Panama Panama D

Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies

PAPAIOS Tokyo Japan G

Pan-Pacific Business Association

PPBA 1984 Lincoln NE USA D v

Paper and Related Industries Marketing Association

PRIMA 1970 Graz Austria D t

Paris Club of Industrial Country Creditors

1956 F ct

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883

1883 T g

Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1960 T g

Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living

PERL 2003 Elverum Norway F y