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

Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT 1975 Powys UK G

Centre for International Business History

CIBH 1997 Reading UK N

Centre for International Business Research

CIBR 1992 Helsinki Finland G

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries

CBI 1971 The Hague Netherlands G

Centre for UN Management Accountability

CUNMA 1998 Dennis MA USA N

Centre international de recherches et d'information sur l'économie publique, sociale et coopérative

CIRIEC 1947 Liège Belgium D

Centre international de ressources et de valorisation de l'information dans les filières laitières petits ruminants

CIRVAL 1993 Corte France G

Centre on World Economy Studies

1979 Havana Cuba G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación

EUROCEI 1989 San Juan de Aznalfarache Spain G

Centro Interamericano de Artesanias y Artes Populares

CIDAP 1975 Cuenca Ecuador E g

Centro Internacional Carlos V

1988 Madrid Spain N

Centro Internacional de Ecologia Tropical

CIET 1977 Caracas Venezuela E

Centro Internacional de Fisica

CIF 1985 Bogota Colombia E

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Centro Internacional para la Conservación del Patrimonio

CICOP La Laguna Spain G

CEPI Cartonboard

Zurich Switzerland E

CEPI ContainerBoard

CCB 2001 Brussels Belgium E

Cercle d'Ethique des Affaires

CEA Paris France G

Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales

CREDAF 1982 Paris France E

Cercle Euro-Mediterranean des Dirigeants du Textile, de l'Habillement et des Industries de la mode

CEDITH 2004 F t


1989 Boston MA USA G

Cetacean Society International

CSI 1974 Georgetown CT USA G v

CEU Business School

1988 Budapest Hungary G

CFE Tax Advisers Europe

CFE 1959 Brussels Belgium D

Challenges Worldwide

Edinburgh UK G

Chamber of Commerce of Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg

CCCBL 1948 Brussels Belgium N

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium - Luxembourg - Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

CBL-ACP 1964 Schilde Belgium G t

Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie Françaises à l'International

CCI France International 1907 Paris France D t

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

CRM Society 1973 Glasgow UK E v

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Stamford UK N

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CCF 1990 Otjiwarongo Namibia G f

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Children of Conservation

Atlanta GA USA N

China-Europe International Business School

CEIBS 1994 Shanghai China E


1945 New York NY USA G

Church Monuments Society

1979 Okehampton UK N v

Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging

CEFLEX Bergschenhoek Netherlands F

Circular Plastics Alliance

2018 Brussels Belgium E y

Circumpolar Conservation Union

CCU 1993 Washington DC USA G

CIRFS - European Man-made Fibres Association

1950 Brussels Belgium D

CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering

1950 Paris France C v

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D y

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

CIVITAS International

1995 Calabasas CA USA F y


1999 Washington DC USA E

Clean Clothes Campaign

CCC 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F