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

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé

ARTHEMIS 1997 N Humanitarian Organizations

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Associazione Botteghe del Mondo

1979 Sementina Switzerland G

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care

AAQHC 1990 Gold Coast Australia N

Australasian Business Ethics Network

ABEN 2010 Hawthorn Australia N

Australasian Tax Teachers Association

ATTA 1987 N

Australasian Wader Studies Group

AWSG 1981 Heathmont Australia G v

Australian Business Volunteers

ABV 1981 Canberra Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations


2007 J

Baltic Bast Crops Growers' and Producers' Association


Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

BICG 2009 Vilnius Lithuania D j Institutes

Bank of Medical Equipment for Humanitarian Aid

Les Houches France G Humanitarian Organizations

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Bat Conservation International

BCI 1982 Austin TX USA G v

Battery Council International

BCI 1924 Chicago IL USA G

BE User Group

Exton PA USA E

Bears in Mind

1993 Rhenen Netherlands G f Funds, Foundations

Belgian Corporation for International Investment

1971 Brussels Belgium G e Corporations, Companies

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G Professional Bodies

Benelux Convention on Mandatory Civil Liability Insurance for Motor Vehicles

1966 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Benelux Convention on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection

1982 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

BeNeLux Travel Retail Association

BTRA Hoofddorp Netherlands D

Better Tourism Africa

2006 G

BIFMA International

1973 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2012 Brussels Belgium D

Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation

BIOECON 2000 Venice Italy F y International Federations

Biodiversity Conservancy International

Ottawa ON Canada G

Bioencapsulation Research Group

BRG 1990 Sucé sur Erdre France F

BioMarine International Clusters Association

BICA Monaco Monaco J

Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme

BDCP Washington DC USA G

Biosphere Expeditions

1999 Dublin Ireland F

BirdLife International

1922 Cambridge UK B


1988 D

Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers

BRASS 1993 D

Blacksmith Institute

1999 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Blue Ventures


Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

Institut Plavi Svijet 1999 Veli Losinj Croatia G j Institutes

Bolivian Association for Research and Conservation of Amazonian Andean Ecosystem

2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f Foundations

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

Bourse européenne des collectionneurs

BEC 1964 Zwalm Belgium N v

BPW Europe - European Region of BPW International

1985 Brussels Belgium D Professional Bodies

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations