Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations.

Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

We need to change our consumption habits, and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are one of the main changes we must make if we are going to reduce our consumption levels. However, global crises triggered a resurgence in fossil fuel subsidies, nearly doubling from 2020 to 2021.

We are seeing promising changes in industries, including the trend towards sustainability reporting being on the rise, almost tripling the amount of published sustainability over just a few years, showing increased levels of commitment and awareness that sustainability should be at the core of business practices.

Food waste is another sign of over consumption, and tackling food loss is urgent and requires dedicated policies, informed by data, as well as investments in technologies, infrastructure, education and monitoring. A staggering 931 million tons of food is wasted a year, despite a huge number of the global population going hungry.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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

Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion

PRFI 2011 Washington DC USA E y

Payments Knowledge Forum

PKF 1986 N

PCIC Europe

Nürburg Germany D

Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association

PFA Zoetermeer Netherlands J

People and Global Business Association

P and GBA 2011 Seoul Korea Rep G

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

Pera International

Melton Mowbray UK G

Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe

PURPLE 2004 Brussels Belgium F

Perlite Institute

1949 Harrisburg PA USA F j

Permanent International Committee for Research on the Preservation of Materials in the Marine Environment

La Garde France E

Permanent Peoples' Tribunal

PPT 1979 Rome Italy F

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck Austria E g

Permanent Secretariat to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

1999 Bonn Germany E g

PET Sheet Europe

2016 Brussels Belgium E

Petroleum Philatelic Society International

Petrophil 1974 Fair Haven NJ USA F

Pharmaceutical Procurement Service

PSS 1986 Castries St Lucia F g

Phosphoric Acid and Phosphates Producers Association

PAPA Brussels Belgium E


2005 Broadstairs UK F

Pigging Products and Services Association

PPSA 1990 Ipswich UK N

Pine Chemicals Association

PCA 1947 Fernandina Beach FL USA G

Plant a Tree in Africa

PATIA Swindon UK N

Planta Europa

Uppsala Sweden F y

Platform for Transformative Technologies

P4TT Tervuren Belgium G

Plymouth Brethren

1829 Sydney NSW Australia F

Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform

PCEP Brussels Belgium F

Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology

1852 Vatican City Vatican E v

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

PEMA 2004 London UK D

Preferred by Nature

1994 Copenhagen Denmark F

Press Database and Licensing Network

PDLN 2008 London UK F


2011 Duluth GA USA F

Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation

Utrecht Netherlands G

Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative

PRI Initiative 2005 London UK E

Principles for Responsible Management Education

PRME 2007 New York NY USA E y