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

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA Pretoria South Africa D y

African Conservation Centre

ACC Nairobi Kenya G

African Conservation Foundation

ACF 1999 London UK G f

African Conservation Tillage Network

ACT 1999 Nairobi Kenya F

African Conservation Trust

ACT 2000 Pietermaritzburg South Africa G

African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1968 T g

African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation

ACTIF 2005 Nairobi Kenya D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

African Enterprise

AE 1962 Vancouver BC Canada N

African Export-Import Bank

Afreximbank 1993 Cairo Cairo Egypt F g

African Industrial Development Fund

AIDF Addis Ababa Ethiopia J fg

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship

AICC Lilongwe Malawi G j

African Laboratory for Natural Products

ALNAP 1997 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Management Services Company

AMSCO 1989 Johannesburg South Africa F egy

African Organisation for Standardisation

ARSO 1977 Nairobi Kenya E g

African Petroleum Producers's Organization

APPO 1987 Brazzaville Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville D g

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

AVCA London UK D y

African Rainforest Conservancy

ARC 1991 New York NY USA G

African Regional Centre of Technology

ARCT 1977 Dakar Senegal E g

African Reinsurance Corporation

AFRICA RE 1976 Lagos Lagos Nigeria F egy

African Road Maintenance Funds Association

ARMFA 2003 D

African Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

ARSCP 2004 Nairobi Kenya F

African Securities Exchanges Association

ASEA 1993 Nairobi Kenya D y

African Tax Research Network

ATRN Pretoria South Africa F

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

AVPA J

AfriCaribe Microenterprise Network

AMEN 1997 Philadelphia PA USA G

AfriMAB Network

1996 Paris France F

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance

AOCA 2003 Fish Hoek South Africa G

Agence de l'eau Rhin-Meuse

1964 Moulins-lès-Metz France G g

Agence française pour le développement international des entreprises

Paris France G

Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora

1964 T g

Agreement between the Central African States Concerning the Creation of a Special Fund for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g

Agreement between the Governments of the Benelux Countries and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Abolition of the Obligation to Obtain a Visa

1992 T g

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement Concerning Reciprocal Assistance in the Collection of Taxes

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts Which Can be Fitted And/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of These Prescriptions

1958 T g

Agreement Concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts Which Can be Fitted And/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles

1998 T g

Agreement Concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be Given for the Execution of the Project to Preserve and Develop the Monumental Site of Mohenjodaro

1980 T g

Agreement Concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be Given for the Execution of the Project to Preserve Borobudur

1973 T g

Agreement for Cooperation and Consultation between the Central African States for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and for the Encouragement of International Trade and Investment

1973 T g

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

1995 T g

Agreement for the Promotion of Commercial Exchanges

1937 T g

Agreement on Certain Measures to Facilitate Customs Clearance of Products Covered by the ECSC Treaty Carried by Rail

1962 T g

Agreement on Collaboration in the Development and Exploitation of the Gas Centrifuge Process for Producing Enriched Uranium

1970 T g

Agreement on Conservation of Polar Bears

1973 T g

Agreement on Cooperation among Air Traffic Companies

1965 T g

Agreement on Government Procurement

1979 T g

Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures

1979 T g

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