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

CEPI Cartonboard

Zurich Switzerland E

CEPI ContainerBoard

CCB 2001 Brussels Belgium E

Cercle d'Ethique des Affaires

CEA Paris France G

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 J

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

Clean Cooking Alliance

2010 Washington DC USA E

CLG Europe

2007 Brussels Belgium G

Cloud Community Europe

Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Club des utilisateurs Bull européen

CUBE Paris France N

Cluster Pulse Network

Ahmedabad India N

Clusterize - Business Roaming Agreement

BRA Karlsruhe Germany J

CO2 Value Europe

2017 Brussels Belgium D

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coastal and Marine Union - EUCC

1989 Leiden Netherlands E

Coastal Conservation Network

CCN Costa Mesa CA USA G

Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean

CORDIO East Africa Mombasa Kenya E


1973 Rungis France E

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education

CJBE 1998 Detroit MI USA G

COMESA Competition Commission

CCC 2013 Lilongwe Malawi E g

COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business

COMFWB 1993 Lilongwe Malawi D

Comisión Centroamericana Permanente para la Erradicación de la Producción, Trafico, Consumo y Uso Ilicitos de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Psicotrópicas

CCP 1993 Tegucigalpa Honduras E

Comisión Latinoamericana de Empresarios de Combustibles

CLAEC 1995 Montevideo Uruguay E

Comité de fabricants européens d'installations et de distribution de pétrole

CECOD 1969 Courbevoie France D