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

Asia-Pacific Tax Forum

APTF 2005 Washington DC USA F

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum



J c

Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation

AOSEF 1982 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Association of Business Incubation

2002 Shanghai China D

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

2001 Mumbai India G

Asian Chemical Fiber Industries Federation

ACFIF 1996 Tokyo Japan D t

Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources

ACM 2004 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association

ACFEA 1995 Fuzhou China D

Asian Corporate Governance Association

ACGA 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Federation of Corporate Football


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo Japan F y

Asian Forum on Business Education

AFBE 1992 Fremantle WA Australia F v

Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference


Asian Institute of Corporate Governance

AICG Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Marine Conservation Association

AMCA 1988 Kolkata India G v

Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

2003 Tokyo Japan F g

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Japan F

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Palmerston North New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D t

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian Producers' Platform

APP 2014 F

Asian Productivity Organization

APO 1961 Tokyo Japan D g

Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network

ARRCN 1998 Yasu Japan F

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1983 F

Asian Reinsurance Corporation

Asian Re 1979 Bangkok Thailand F eg

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM 2005 D

Asian Society of Protective Clothing

ASPC 2015 Yongin Korea Rep J

Asian Sponsorship Association

ASA 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products

ASOMPS Serdang Malaysia S c

Asian Synthetic Biology Association

ASBA 2018 Shenzhen China D

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

AVPN 2011 Singapore Singapore F y

Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies

AAAP 1980 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 New Taipei City Taiwan D t

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación Boliviana para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino-Amazónicos

ACEAA 2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Asociación de Conservación de los Ecosistemas Andinos

ECOAN Cusco Peru G

Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe

EULAC 1987 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D t

Asociación de las Camaras de Comercio e Industria del Mediterraneo

ASCAME 1982 Barcelona Spain F t

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Iberoamericana para el Derecho Alimentario

AIBADA 1985 Barcelona Spain G

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET 1982 Montevideo Uruguay D