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

European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers

1952 Zurich Switzerland D

European Commodities Exchange

1961 Strasbourg France F

European Community of Consumer Cooperatives

EURO COOP 1957 Brussels Belgium D

European Community Shipowners' Associations

ECSA 1965 Brussels E

European Company Lawyers Association

ECLA 1983 Brussels Belgium D

European Composite Industry Forum

ECIF Leusden Netherlands N t

European Composites Industry Association

EuCIA 1960 Brussels Belgium D ty

European Confederation of Business Centre Associations

EUROCBCA 2007 Brussels Belgium D

European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations

ECCO 1991 Brussels Belgium D y

European Confederation of Inclusive Enterprises

EuCIE 2017 D

European Confederation of Maize Production

1985 Paris France D

European Conference of Triga Reactor Users

Istanbul Turkey S c

European Conference on Craft and Small Enterprises

S c

European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives

ecopa 2002 Vosselaar F

European Conservation Agriculture Federation

ECAF 1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Consortium of Anchors Producers

ECAP 2001 Bergamo D

European Consortium of the Organic-Based Fertilizer Industry

ECOFI 2014 Antwerp Belgium D t

European Construction Industry Federation

1905 Brussels Belgium D t

European Consumer Centre, Bolzano

ECC Bolzano Italy N

European Consumer Centres Network

ECC-Net 2005 Brussels Belgium F y

European Consumer Consultative Group

ECCG 2003 Brussels Belgium E gy

European Consumer Debt Network

ECDN 2007 Brussels D

European Convention of Library Suppliers and Information Providers

ECLIPS Amersfoort Netherlands S c

European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production

1992 Strasbourg T g

European Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused by Motor Vehicles

1973 Strasbourg T g

European Convention on Compulsory Insurance Against Civil Liability in Respect of Motor Vehicles

1959 Strasbourg T g

European Convention on Establishment of Companies

1966 Strasbourg T g

European Convention on Products Liability in Regard to Personal Injury and Death

1977 Strasbourg T g

European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals

1978 Strasbourg T g

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

ECPGR 1980 Rome E g

European Cooperative Research Network on Sunflower

1975 Novi Sad Serbia K

European Coordinating Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear

CAPIEL 1959 Paris France E

European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical Healthcare IT Industry

COCIR 1959 Brussels E t

European Corporate Governance Institute

ECGI Brussels Belgium E j

European Corporate Security Association

ECSA 2005 Brussels Belgium G

European Cosmetic Responsible Person Association

ERPA 2011 Brussels Belgium E

European Council for Alkylphenols and Derivatives

CEPAD Brussels Belgium E

European Council for Business Education

ECBE 1995 Brussels Belgium D y

European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs

1983 Brussels Belgium E t

European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

ECSB 1988 Turku E

European Council for the Conservation of Fungi

ECCF 1985 Birmensdorf Switzerland D

European Council of American Chambers of Commerce

ECACC 1963 Ljubljana Slovenia E

European Council of Interior Architects

ECIA 1992 Brussels D

European Dairy Farmers

1990 Rendsburg D

European Digital SME Alliance

2007 Brussels Belgium D

European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association

ISOPA 1987 Brussels E

European Direct Selling Association

SELDIA 1968 Brussels Belgium D

European DIY-Retail Association - Global Home Improvement Network

EDRA-GHIN 2002 Cologne Germany D

European Economic and Monetary Union

EMU 1999 Brussels Belgium F g

European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry

1998 Brussels Belgium F t

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