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 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

Coordination of European Independent Producers

1988 Paris France D

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


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 UK 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


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


2009 Berlin Germany 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

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

CSCMP 1963 Lombard IL USA G t

Council of the Americas

CoA 1958 New York NY USA G

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

CLEAR 1980 Nicholasville KY N

Court of Master Sommeliers

CMS 1977 Napa CA USA G

Crafts Center

1986 Silver Spring MD USA G

Craftsmen of the World Federation

1974 Montreuil France G

Crans Montana Forum

Monte Carlo Monaco F c

Cray User Group

CUG 1978 Oak Ridge TN USA E

Creative Media Business Alliance

CMBA 2004 F y