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

Assemblée des Régions Européennes Fruitières, Légumières et Horticoles

AREFLH 2000 Bordeaux France F

Assembly of Wine Producing European Regions

AWER 1988 Châlons-en-Champagne France F

Associated General Contractors of America

AGC 1918 Arlington VA USA G

Association africaine des centrales d'achats de médicaments essentiels

ACAME 1996 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso D

Association de l'aviculture, de l'industrie et du commerce de volailles dans les pays de l'Union européenne

AVEC 1966 Brussels Belgium E y

Association de l'industrie de la fonte de fromage de l'UE

ASSIFONTE 1964 Brussels Belgium E

Association de solidarité avec les peuples d'Amérique latine

ASPAL 1979 La Couronne France G

Association des chambres de commerce et d'industrie européennes

EUROCHAMBRES 1958 Brussels Belgium E y

Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles

ACEM 1994 Brussels Belgium F

Association des fabricants européens d'appareils de contrôle et de régulation

AFECOR 1963 Rastatt Germany D

Association des Industries des Cidres et Vins de Fruits de l'UE

AICV 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Association des informaticiens de langue française

AILF 1981 Paris France D

Association des organisations nationales d'entreprises de pêche de l'UE

EUROPECHE 1962 Brussels Belgium E

Association des organisations patronales interprofessionnelles des capitales européennes

OPCE 1989 Paris France D

Association des producteurs européens de potasse

APEP 1982 Brussels Belgium D

Association des Régions Européennes des Produits d'Origine

AREPO 2004 Bordeaux France D

Association européenne des associations du commerce de gros de bière et boissons des pays de l'Europe

CEGROBB 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Association Européenne des Cadres de l'Assurance

AECA 1980 Paris France D

Association européenne pour la coordination de la représentation des consommateurs pour la normalisation

ANEC 1995 Brussels Belgium D y

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Business Communication

ABC 1937 Blacksburg VA USA G

Association for Conferences and Events

ACE International 1971 St Ives UK N

Association for Consumer Research

ACR Duluth MN USA N

Association for Dental Education in Europe

ADEE 1974 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland D

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 Brussels Belgium 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 ZH 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 Sao Paulo SP Brazil C

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva GE Switzerland G

Association francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires

CISP Club Beauvoir-sur-Mer France N

Association francophone des utilisateurs de Linux et des logiciels libres

AFUL Paris France E

Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires

AFTA 2003 Paris France G

Association internationale de la boulangerie industrielle

AIBI 1956 Brussels Belgium D

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 internationale des assureurs de la production agricole

AIAG 1951 Zurich ZH Switzerland C

Association internationale des producteurs indépendants de la méditerranée

APIMED 1997 Barcelona Barcelona Spain D

Association Internationale des Réparateurs en Carosserie

AIRC 1969 Friedberg Germany D

Association internationale des utilisateurs de fils de filaments artificiels et synthétiques et de soie naturelle

AIUFFASS 1954 Lyon France 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

Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

AAPBS 2004 Seoul Korea Rep D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

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