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

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J t

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care

AAQHC 1990 Gold Coast QLD Australia N

Australasian Business Ethics Network

ABEN 2010 N

Australasian Tax Teachers Association

ATTA 1987 N

Australasian Wader Studies Group

AWSG 1981 Heathmont VIC Australia G v

Australian Business Volunteers

ABV 1981 Canberra ACT Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y


2007 J

Baltic Bast Crops Growers' and Producers' Association


Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

BICG 2009 Vilnius Lithuania D j

Banana Link

1996 Norwich UK G

Bangladesh Maritime Academy

BMA 1972 Chittagong Bangladesh G

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

1999 T g

Bat Conservation International

BCI 1982 Austin TX USA G v

Battery Council International

BCI 1924 Chicago IL USA G

Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization

BOBP-IGO 2003 Chennai India E g

BE User Group

Exton PA USA E

Bears in Mind

1993 Rhenen Netherlands G f

Belgian Corporation for International Investment

1971 Brussels Belgium G e

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G t

Benelux Convention on Mandatory Civil Liability Insurance for Motor Vehicles

1966 Brussels Belgium T g

Benelux Convention on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection

1982 Brussels Belgium T g

BeNeLux Travel Retail Association

BTRA Hoofddorp Netherlands D

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f


BF 2009 Brussels Belgium D

Better Tourism Africa

2006 G

BIFMA International

1973 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2013 Brussels Belgium D t

Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation

BIOECON 2000 Leipzig Germany F y

Biodiversity Conservancy International

Ottawa ON Canada G

Bioencapsulation Research Group

BRG 1990 Sucé sur Erdre France F

Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme

BDCP Washington DC USA G

Biosphere Expeditions

1999 Blackrock F

BirdLife International

1922 Cambridge UK B


1988 D

BKR International

1972 New York NY USA G

Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers

BRASS 1993 D

Blue Marine Foundation

BLUE 2010 London UK G f

Blue Ventures


Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

Institut Plavi Svijet 1999 Veli Losinj Croatia G j


2008 London UK C

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

Bourse européenne des collectionneurs

BEC 1964 Zwalm Belgium N v

BP Translation Conference

BP 2014 S c

BPW Europe - European Region of BPW International

1985 Brussels Belgium D

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

Bromine Science and Environmental Forum

BSEF 1997 Brussels Belgium F