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

DMZ Forum

1997 East Meadow NY USA G

Donau Soja

2012 Vienna Austria D

Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group

DUCC 2001 Brussels Belgium F

Drawdown Europe Research Association

DERA Amsterdam Netherlands D

Drilling Contractors Association

DCA Europe Aachen Germany D

Drinkable Rivers

2020 Zandvoort Netherlands G

Dunamenti Állatfajták Génmegőrző Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE 1989 Budapest Hungary D

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

1963 Trinity UK G f

Earth Charter International

ECI 2000 San José Costa Rica F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Repair Foundation

ERF Katoomba NSW Australia N f

Earth Restoration Corps

ERC 1999 Crestone CO USA N

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International

1992 Volcano HI USA K


2014 Mumbai India F


2006 Gland Switzerland G

Earthrace Conservation

Whangarei New Zealand F

EarthRights International

ERI 1994 Washington DC USA G

Earthways Foundation

1985 Malibu CA USA G f

Earthworm Foundation

1999 Nyon Switzerland F f

East African Business Council

EABC 1997 Arusha Tanzania UR D

East African Securities Regulatory Authorities

EASRA Arusha Tanzania UR K

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D

East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography

EARCAG 1999 S c

East Asian Spa Industry Union

EASIU 2005 J t

East Asian Stock Exchange Conference

EASEC 1982 S c

Eastern Africa Association

EAA 1964 Harlow UK F

Eastern African Mining Industry Convention


Eastern African Power Industry Convention


Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention


Eastern African Telecommunications Industry Convention

S ct

Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness

ECCEA 1995 Fort de France Martinique F

Eastwest European Institute

EWEI Rome Italy G

ebbf - ethical business building the future

ebbf 1990 Madrid Spain F

ECA Office for North Africa

1963 Rabat Morocco E g

ECA Watch

J y


1979 Paris France D

ECNC - European Centre for Nature Conservation

1993 Tilburg Netherlands E y

ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ECO-CCI 1989 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep E gt

ECO Platform

2013 Brussels Belgium F

Ecobank Development Corporation

EDC Lomé Togo G e


2009 Lima Peru G

EcoHealth Alliance

1971 New York NY USA G fv

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris

EFEO 1900 Paris France N jv

École supérieure de la francophonie pour l'administration et le management

ESFAM Sofia Bulgaria E j

EcoLogic Development Fund

1993 Cambridge MA USA G f

Ecological Defense Group



2012 Doha Qatar F

Economic Research Forum

ERF 1993 Giza Egypt F

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg Germany C