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

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Letrero

ALAIL 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Asociación Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

ALACCTA 1976 Chillan Chile D

Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica

ACCA 1999 Lima Peru G

Assembly of Wine Producing European Regions

AWER 1988 Châlons-en-Champagne France F

Associação das Indústrias de Alimentação Animal da América Latina e Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D

Associação Latinoamericana da Indústria Elétrica e Eletrônica

Buenos Aires Argentina D

Associated General Contractors of America

AGC 1918 Arlington VA USA G

Association de solidarité avec les peuples d'Amérique latine

ASPAL 1979 La Couronne France G

Association for Agro-Industrial Development of the Sahel

1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Clean and Sterile Products

1986 Lyon France J

Association for Conferences and Events

ACE International 1971 Huntingdon UK N

Association for Environmentally Friendly Carpets

1990 Aachen Germany D

Association for Industrial Archeology

AIA 1973 Leicester UK N

Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Springfield IL USA G

Association for the Advancement of Consumerism in the World

AACW 1976 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Association for the Conservation of the Cultural Patrimony of the Americas

1989 Washington DC USA G v

Association for the Development of International Exchanges in Agricultural and Agrifood Products and Techniques

1977 Paris France G

Association for the Protection of Industrial Property in the Arab World

1973 Zurich Switzerland E

Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production

ASARP 2005 Ealing UK C

Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens

1998 Paris France D

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

ATBC 1963 Storrs CT USA C

Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires

AFTA 2003 Paris France G

Association internationale de recherche en entrepreneuriat et PME

AIREPME 1996 Montpellier France D

Association Internationale des Acheteurs et Approvisionneurs Publics et Privés de la Santé

ASSIAPS 2008 Trois Rivières QC Canada D

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D

Association of African Business Schools

AABS 2005 Johannesburg South Africa D

Association of Alumni of the College of Europe

1951 Brussels Belgium E Alumni and Veterans

Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

AAPBS 2004 Seoul Korea Rep D

Association of BRICS Business Schools

ABBS 2009 Bangalore India E

Association of Business Process Management Professionals International

ABPMP International St Paul MN USA G Professional Bodies

Association of Career Firms International

ACF International 1982 The Hague Netherlands F

Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers

ACCIS 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Corporate Travel Executives

ACTE 1988 Alexandria VA USA G

Association of Corporate Treasurers

ACT 1979 London UK G v

Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe

ACME Liverpool UK D

Association of Diving Contractors International

ADC 1968 Houston TX USA G

Association of Enterprise Architects

AEA J

Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1958 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring

EPLF 1994 Bielefeld Germany D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D v

Association of European Regions for Products of Origin

2004 Bordeaux France D

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D

Association of Financial and Industrial Groups of Russia

Moscow Russia G

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts

AFIDE E United Nations Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D

Association of IBM Computer Users

COMMON Europe 1962 D

Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers

AIPES 1987 Brussels Belgium D

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