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

GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna Austria G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Rights, Rules and Responsibilities


Global Seafood Ratings Alliance


Global Security Industry Alliance

GSIA 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong C yt

Global Self-Care Federation

GSCF 1970 Nyon Switzerland B y

Global Shea Alliance

GSA 2011 Accra Ghana D

Global Society for Industrial Microbiology

GIM 1970 Shanghai China E v

Global Soil Partnership

GSP Rome Italy E gy

Global Sourcing Association

GSA 1987 London UK G

Global Sourcing Council

GSC 2007 New York NY USA J

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

GSSI Haarlem Netherlands F y

Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference

G-STIC 2017 S c

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

GSTC 2010 Washington DC USA B y

Global Teen Challenge

1958 Locust Grove VA USA G

Global Traders Conference


Global Type III Environmental Product Declarations Network

GEDnet 1999 Stockholm Sweden F

Global Vision Corporation

1992 Geneva Switzerland F

Global Women Social Enterprise

GWSE J Foundation

2005 Geneva Switzerland F f

Go Green Initiative

2002 Pleasanton CA USA G


2008 Brussels Belgium D

Gold Mercury International

GMI 1961 London UK F

Golden Palm International

1985 Colombo Sri Lanka G

Goldring Institute of International Business

1991 New Orleans LA USA N j

Good Fish Foundation

2014 Veenendaal Netherlands G f

Goodwill Industries International

GII 1902 Rockville MD USA G

GPF Europe

2004 Bonn Germany E

Great Bear Foundation

GBF 1981 Haines AK USA G f

Great Lakes Commission

GLC 1955 Ann Arbor MI USA G g

Green Ark Committee

GRC 2011 Kinshasa Congo DR F

Green Belt Movement

1977 Nairobi Kenya F

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F

Green Finance and Economic Cooperation

GFEC Bucharest Romania J

Green Industry Platform

GIP F ty

Greening of Industry Network

GIN 1991 Enschede Netherlands F t

Greenovate! Europe

Brussels Belgium E

Greenpeace International

1971 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe

GARTEUR 1973 Hasselby Sweden E g

Group of Eight

G-8 F g

Group of Fifty

Washington DC USA G

Group on Earth Observations

GEO 2005 Geneva Switzerland F g

Groupe européen de l'industrie papetière pour les affaires sociales

PEGS Brussels Belgium F t

Groupe international des importateurs de gaz naturel liquefié

GIIGNL 1971 Neuilly-sur-Seine France D

Groupement des industries européennes du tabac

GITES 1990 Luxembourg Luxembourg D t

Growing Media Europe

2016 Brussels Belgium D


1977 Brussels Belgium C y

GSM Association

GSMA 1987 London UK B

Guild of European Business Travel Agents

GEBTA 1990 Brussels Belgium F

Gulf Air

1950 Manama Bahrain F eg