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

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological - Biological - and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction

1972 T g

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction

CWC 1992 The Hague T g

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Ottawa Convention 1997 T g

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance of Obligations

1973 The Hague Netherlands T g

Convention on the Stamp Laws in Connection with Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes

1930 T g

Convention on the Taxation of Foreign Motor Vehicles

1931 T g

Convention on the Taxation of Road Vehicles Engaged in International Goods Transport

1956 T g

Convention on the Taxation of Road Vehicles Engaged in International Passenger Transport

1956 T g

Convention on the Taxation of Road Vehicles for Private Use in International Traffic

1956 T g

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

1992 T g

Convention pour la Promotion et le Développement de L'industrie des Assurances dans les Pays Africains

1990 T g

Convention Providing a Uniform Law for Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes

1930 T g

Convention Relating to a Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

ULFIS 1964 Rome Italy T g

Convention Relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods

ULIS 1964 Rome Italy T g

Convention Relating to Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material

NUCLEAR 1971 London UK T g

Convention Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels

CLN 1973 T g

Convention Relating to the Tonnage Measurement of Merchant Ships

1934 T g

Convention Relative to the Conversion of Merchant-ships into War-ships

1907 T g

Convention Relative to the Exchange of Official, Scientific, Literary and Industrial Publications

1902 T g

Convention Relative to the Monetary System, Customs, Weights and Measures, Fiscal Laws, International Trade and the Consular Service

1909 T g

Convention Relative to the Preservation of Fauna and Flora in Their Natural State

1933 T g

Convention Respecting Conditions of Residence and Business and Jurisdiction

1923 T g

Convention Respecting Measures for the Preservation and Protection Fur Seals in the North Pacific Ocean

1911 T g

Convention Respecting the Application of the Accident Insurance Laws of the Various States to Cases Where an Employer in One of the Contracting States Carries on a Business or Employs Workers in Another of the Said States

1937 T g

Convention Respecting the Prohibition of Night Work for Women in Industrial Employment

1906 T g

Convention Sales Professionals International

CSPI 1991 Buck Hill Falls PA USA G t

Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

Brussels supplementary convention 1963 T g

Convention sur la compétence du for contractuel en cas de vente à caractère international d'objets mobiliers corporels

1958 The Hague Netherlands T g

Convention sur les Facilités et le Développement des échanges Commerciaux

1981 T g

Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous Wastes and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific

Waigani convention 1995 T g

Cooperation for the Development of the Craft Industry

1988 Hombourg Belgium G t

Coral Guardian

2012 Paris France G

Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea

COCESNA 1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F eg

Corporate Accountability International

1977 Boston MA USA G

Corporate and Marketing Communication Association

CMCA J c

Corporate Council on Africa

CCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Corporate Europe Observatory

CEO 1997 Brussels Belgium F

Corporate Funding Programme

CFP 2000 Leuven Belgium G fy

Corporate Law Teachers Association

CLTA 1994 Sydney NSW Australia N

Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action

CLN 2010 Cambridge E

Corporate Registers Forum

CRF 2003 Auckland F c

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia

CSR Asia 2004 Causeway Bay Hong Kong F e

Corporation européenne des ébénistes restaurateurs

CEER 1996 Brussels Belgium G

CorpWatch

1996 Berkeley CA USA G

Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association

1962 Brussels Belgium D

CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative

CoST London UK E g

COSTEFF

2009 Berlin G

Council for a Livable World

CLW 1962 Washington DC USA G

Council of European BioRegions

CEBR Brussels Belgium D

Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-Based Industries

CEEMET 1962 Brussels Belgium D t

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