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

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 USA 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

1986 Sion Switzerland F c

Cray User Group

CUG 1978 Oak Ridge TN USA E

Creative Media Business Alliance

CMBA 2004 F y

CropLife Europe

1992 Brussels Belgium D

CSR Europe

1995 Brussels Belgium F


2010 Bonn Germany D

Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association

CEDIA 1989 Fishers IN USA G

Customs Convention Concerning Facilities for the Importation of Goods for Display or Use at Exhibitions, Fairs, Meetings or Similar Events

1961 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention Concerning Spare Parts Used for Repairing EUROP Wagons

1958 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation for Private Use of Aircraft and Pleasure Boats

1956 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Commercial Road Vehicles

1956 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Packings

1960 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Pedagogic Material

1970 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles

1954 T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Professional Equipment

1961 Brussels Belgium T g

Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Scientific Equipment

1968 Brussels Belgium T g

Cycling Industries Europe

CIE 2018 Brussels Belgium E t

Darwin Initiative

1992 London UK G

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Guildford UK G f

Declaration by the Governments Signatories of the Agreement of May 28th 1937, for the Promotion of Commercial Exchanges

1938 T g

Declaration on the Juridical Personality of Foreign Companies

1936 T g

Declaration on the Responsibilities of Present Generations Towards Future Generations

1997 T g

Decom North Sea

2010 Westhill UK G

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

DSCC 2004 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

DAWN 1984 Suva Fiji F v

Development Cooperation with the Third World

1975 Bergheim Austria G e

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Education Africa Network

DEAN 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands N


1999 Brussels Belgium D


DHE 1994 Brussels Belgium F y

Direct Selling Europe

DSE 2007 Brussels Belgium D

Disarmament and Security Centre

DSC Christchurch New Zealand G

DLMS User Association

Steinhausen Switzerland C y

DMZ Forum

1997 East Meadow NY USA G

Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement

DOCOMOMO International 1988 Delft Netherlands F

Donau Soja

2012 Vienna Austria D