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

Strategic Account Management Association

SAMA 1964 Chicago IL USA G

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

SAICM 2006 Geneva Switzerland E g

StreetNet International

Durban South Africa C

Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research


SÜDWIND - Verein für Entwicklungspolitische Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

1979 Vienna Austria G

Sugar Association of the Caribbean

SAC 1942 Couva Trinidad-Tobago D


2011 New York NY USA G

Superyacht Builders Association

SYBAss 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Supply Chain Finance Community

SCF 2013 Zwolle Netherlands D

Sustainability Transitions Research Network


Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for International Environmental Rehabilitation

SAFIER Maasmechelen Belgium N

Sustainable Agriculture Network

SAN 2010 San José Costa Rica F y

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

SAC 2009 Oakland CA USA J y

Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative


Sustainable Ocean Alliance

SOA 2015 G

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 Hartley Wintney UK F

Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras


Swedfund - International

Stockholm Sweden G efg

Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences

SAHSS 1946 Bern Switzerland G

Synchronicity Earth

London UK G

Talloires Network

2005 Medford MA USA F

Tax Executives Institute

TEI 1944 Washington DC USA G j

Tax Free World Association

TFWA 1984 Paris France G

Tax Justice Network

TJN 2003 Bristol UK F

Tax Justice Network-Africa

TJN-A 2007 Nairobi Kenya F y

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

TAPPI 1915 Peachtree Corners GA USA F t

Technical Cooperation Network on National Parks, Other Protected Areas and Wildlife in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile E g


1969 Arlington VA USA F v

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA USA G t

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efgt

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f


1989 Paris France F

The association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene

EUMEPS 1989 Brussels Belgium D t

The Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Washington DC USA G

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Preston VIC Australia E

The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East

1975 Haifa Israel K v

The Caribbean Council

CC 1992 London UK D

The Conference Board

1916 New York NY USA G

The Conference Board in Europe

1978 Brussels Belgium E

The Conservation Foundation, UK

1982 London UK G f

The Consumer Goods Forum

CGF 1953 Levallois-Perret France C y

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace, Heating and Metallurgical Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D t

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D t

The Family Business Network Asia

FBN Asia Singapore Singapore K

The Family Business Network International

FBN-I 1989 Lausanne Switzerland F y

The Federation of International Employers

FedEE 1988 London UK F

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g

The ICCF Group

Washington DC USA F fy

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c