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

Asociación Latinoamericana de Autocuidado Responsable

ILAR 1996 Chicago IL USA D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Avicultura

ALA 1970 Panama Panama D y

Asociación Latinoamericana de Botánica

ALB 1986 Havana Cuba D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ingenieria Industrial y Afines


Asociación Latinoamericana de Exportadores de Servicios

ALES Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Industrias Farmacéuticas

ALIFAR 1980 Buenos Aires Argentina D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Letrero

ALAIL 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina E t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Petróleo

ALIP 2009 D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Gasodomésticos

ALAINEE Buenos Aires Argentina D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Nacional de Agroquimicos


Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Zoológicos y Acuarios

ALPZA 1990 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Supermercados

ALAS 1986 Mexico City Mexico D

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

ALACCTA 1988 Cuautitlan Izcalli Mexico D

Asociación Panamericana Nikkei

APN 1981 D

Asociación Panamericana para la Conservación

APPC 2005 Colón Panama G

Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica

ACCA 1999 Lima Peru G

Asociación Regional de Empresas del Sector Petróleo, Gas y Biocombustibles en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

ARPEL 1965 Montevideo Uruguay D


1990 New York NY USA G

Assemblée des Régions Européennes Fruitières, Légumières et Horticoles

AREFLH 2000 Bordeaux France F

Assembly of European Wine Regions

AREV 1988 Brussels Belgium 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 yt

Association de solidarité avec les peuples d'Amérique latine

ASPAL 1979 La Couronne France G

Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles

ACEM 1994 Brussels Belgium F t

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 t

Association des informaticiens de langue française

AILF 1981 Boulogne-Billancourt France D

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

EUROPECHE 1962 Brussels Belgium E

Association des producteurs européens de potasse

APEP 1982 Brussels Belgium D t

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 t

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


Association for Dental Education in Europe

ADEE 1974 Dublin Ireland D

Association for Environmentally Friendly Carpets

1990 Aachen Germany D

Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas

APOYOnline 1989 Rockville MD USA G v

Association for Industrial Archeology

AIA 1973 Leicester UK N t

Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Washington DC USA G

Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America

LAVCA 2002 New York NY USA D

Association for the Advancement of Consumerism in the World

AACW 1976 Brussels Belgium F

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

1977 Paris France G

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 C

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G