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

Caribbean Association for Plant Science, Industry, Commerce and Use in Medicine

CAPSICUM 2008 Castries St Lucia G t

Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce

CAIC 1955 Maraval Trinidad-Tobago D t

Caribbean Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

CAMSE 2005 Kingston Jamaica D

Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen

CATTAC 1998 Freeport Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

CBC 1963 Bridgetown Barbados G

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Bridgetown Barbados F

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe

CCCE 2019 Brussels Belgium E t

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Caribbean Export 1996 St Michael Barbados F eg

Caribbean Financial Services Corporation

CFSC St Michael Barbados F ey

Caribbean Herbal Business Association

CHBA Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators

COTA 1971 Bridgetown Barbados D g

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality

CROSQ 2002 St Michael Barbados E g

CARIRI - Caribbean Industrial Research Institute

1970 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E gjt

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Carnegie Corporation of New York

1911 New York NY USA G

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Cartagena Group

1984 F g

CASI Institute

2008 Brussels Belgium E

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

CBMC International

1930 Tucson AZ USA G

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK G

CDC Group

1948 London UK G e

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

Center for Communications, Health and the Environment

CECHE 1990 Washington DC USA G

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for Global Accountabilities, Blacksburg VA

Blacksburg VA USA G

Center for International Business

CIB 1993 Montclair NJ USA G

Center for International Private Enterprise

CIPE 1983 Washington DC USA G

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance Research

CPBBEFR New Brunswick NJ USA N

Centers for International Business Education and Research

CIBER Network Washington DC USA G

Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation

CAPP 1993 Vatican City Vatican F f

Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition, Parts and Components That Can be Used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly

Kinshasa Convention 2010 T g

Central America - Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council


Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development, 1962

1962 T g

Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g

Central American Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries

1965 Guatemala Guatemala D t

Central American Small Enterprise Investment Fund

CASEIF 2000 Managua Nicaragua G f

Central American Treaty for the Protection of Industrial Property

1968 T g

Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association


Central and Eastern European Travel Retail Association

CEETRA Brussels Belgium D

Centre africain de formation à la maintenance des équipements de la micro-informatique

CAFMICRO 1990 Lomé Togo G g

Centre d'échanges et promotion des artisans en zones à équiper

CEPAZE 1975 Leuville-sur-Orge France G v

Centre d'information textile - habillement

CITH 1981 Brussels Belgium G

Centre européen de fiscalité internationale

CEFI Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium N

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa D