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

PRO SILVA

1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czechia N

Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia

PASIA 2002 Makati Philippines J

Product and Systems Internationalisation

P and SI 2002 Mühldorf-Inn Germany E ce

Product Safety Forum of Europe

PROSAFE 1991 Brussels Belgium F

Production and Operations Management Society

POMS 1989 Miami FL USA G

Production Engineering Association

PEA 1991 Epsom UK D

Professional Pricing Society

PPS 1984 Marietta GA USA N t

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Programme régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest

PRCM Nouakchott Mauritania E

Project AWARE Foundation

1992 Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA G f

Promotional Products Association International

PPAI 1964 Irving TX USA N

Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design

PPEPPD S c

ProSTEP iViP Association

1993 Darmstadt Germany G

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Protocol Agreement on the Conservation of Common Natural Resources

1982 T g

Protocol amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

2010 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

1980 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiples Nationality

1977 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1984

1984 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1992

1992 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-going Ships

1979 T g

Protocol Concerning National Treatment in the Award of Public Works Contracts and the Purchase of Goods

1956 T g

Protocol Concerning the Exchange of Commodities

1950 T g

Protocol Concerning the Exemption of Nationals of the Nordic Countries from the Obligation to Have a Passport or Residence Permit While Resident in a Nordic Country other than their Own

1954 T g

Protocol Embodying a Declaration Concerning the Juridical Personality of Foreign Companies

1936 T g

Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production Of, International and Wholesale Trade In, and Use of Opium

1953 T g

Protocol for the Conservation and Management of Protected Marine and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific

1989 Quito Ecuador T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Nature Protection and Landscape Conservation

1994 T g

Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission to be Responsible for Seeking the Settlement of Any Disputes Which May Arise between States Parties to the Convention Against Discrimination in Education

1962 Paris France T g

Protocol Instituting a New Schedule of Import Duties

1958 T g

Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

1996 London UK T g

Protocol of 2010 to Amend the International Convention of Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS PROT 2010 2010 London UK T g

Protocol of Adherence by Costa Rica to the Protocol of Managua on Equalization of Import Charges

1962 T g

Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters

2003 T g

Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs within the Framework of ARIPO

Harare Protocol 1982 T g

Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement

1999 T g

Protocol Relating to Military Obligations in Certain Cases of Double Nationality

1930 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982

2001 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31st January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29th July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28th January 1964

1982 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29 July 1960, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982

2004 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29th July 1960, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28th January 1964

1982 T g

Protocol to Amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1984

1984 London UK T g

Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

1997 T g

Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

2012 T g

Protocol to the Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Design

1975 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges and to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries

1967 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials

1976 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Régime for Central American Integration Industries

1963 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries, 1963

1963 T g

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