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 Type III

Trust Fund for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

UNEP/CMS Trust Fund Nairobi Kenya K gf Funds, Foundations, IGOs

Turfgrass Producers International

TPI 1967 East Dundee IL USA N

Turtle Conservancy

TC 2009 Ojai CA USA G

Turtle Conservation Fund

TCF 2002 F f Funds, Funds

TUSK

1990 Gillingham UK G

UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

1925 Levallois-Perret France B y International Federations

Ultrasonic Industry Association

UIA 1956 Dayton OH USA N

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UN Environment WCMC 2000 Cambridge UK E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods and Construction

1993 Vienna Austria T g Treaties, IGOs

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services

1994 Vienna Austria T g Treaties, IGOs

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

UNIDROIT Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment

Cape Town convention 2001 Rome Italy T g Treaties, IGOs

Union des chambres de commerce et de l'industrie de l'Océan Indien

UCCIOI 1989 Port Louis Mauritius D

Union des fabricants pour la protection internationale de la propriété industrielle et artistique

UF 1872 Paris France N

Union européenne pour la promotion des formations techniques dans les métiers de l'hôtellerie

UNATECH 1978 Auxerre France D v

Union for the International Classification for Industrial Designs

Locarno Union 1971 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague Union 1925 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Black Sea and Caspian Business

BCB 2006 Istanbul Turkey D

Union of European Association of Stove-Fitters Trade

2003 Vienna Austria E

Union of European Beverages Associations

UNESDA 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Union of European Federation of Corporate Football

UEFCO J

Union of European Railway Industries

1975 Brussels Belgium D

Union of European Scaffolding Contractors

2008 Cologne Germany D

Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises

BUSINESSMED 2002 Tunis Tunisia D

Union of Organizations of manufacturers of Pasta Products of the EU

1960 Rome Italy E

Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

1999 Brussels Belgium D

Union of the European Lubricants Industry

1963 Brussels Belgium D

Unistock Europe

1969 Brussels Belgium E

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 160000

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

1968 New York NY USA K g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

1980 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes

1988 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

1991 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Global Compact

2000 New York NY USA F y United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO 1967 Vienna Austria B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 Geneva Switzerland E g Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers

UNICEO Geneva Switzerland F

UnitedSuccess

J v

Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility

UMSR 1974 Paris France F

Universal Union for Consumer Protection and Civil Abuse

UNUCOPCA 2003 Buea Cameroon G

University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN 2012 J

University of International Business and Economics

UIBE 1951 Beijing China G

University of Peace, Namur

1960 Namur Belgium G Institutes

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