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

International Workshop on Electrostatic Storage Devices

ESD 2005 S c

International Workshop on UV Materials and Devices

IWUMD 2016 S c

International Yeast 2.0 Synthetic Genomics Conference

2012 S c

International Youth Council

IYC 2007 G

Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Deinking-Technik

INGEDE 1989 Munich D t

Internationale Mosel-Gesellschaft mbH

IMG 1957 Trier Germany F eg

Internationale Vereinigung Christlicher Geschäftsleute

IVCG 1957 F

Internationals amis de la nature

IAN 1895 Vienna Austria D

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN 1998 Brussels Belgium F

Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications

1971 Moscow C g

Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association

ICoTA 1994 Montgomery TX USA G

Intra-European Organization of Tax Administrations

IOTA Budapest Hungary D

Investeringsfonden for Østlandene

1990 Copenhagen Denmark G fg

Investeringsfonden for Udviklingslande

IFU 1967 Copenhagen Denmark G fg

IPADE Business School

1967 Mexico City Mexico G


1957 Bannockburn IL USA G

IRATA International

Ashford UK G



Irrigation Association

IA Falls Church VA USA G

ISG International School of Business

1967 Paris France N

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit

ICIEC 1994 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

Islamic Reporting Initiative

IRI 2015 Oudenbosch Netherlands J

Island Conservation

CI Santa Cruz CA USA G

Islands and Small States Institute, Malta

ISSI 1989 Msida E j


1923 Rosemont IL G

Italian Corporation for International Joint Ventures

1991 Rome Italy G e

IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas

CSVPA 1998 Wageningen Netherlands E

Ivory For Elephants


Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

1989 Georgetown Guyana G

JA Europe

2002 Brussels Belgium E

JA-YE Alumni Europe

2004 E

Jane Goodall Institute

JGI 1977 London UK E j

Japan Atomic Industrial Forum

JAIF 1956 Tokyo Japan G t

Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services

JICWELS Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Volunteer Centre

JVC 1980 Tokyo Japan G

Jerome A Chazen Institute for Global Business

1991 New York NY USA N j

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

Jesuit European Social Centre

JESC 1956 Etterbeek E

JHI Association

1975 Hillside NJ USA F

Joint Meetings Industry Council

JMIC 1978 Brussels E yt

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

Development Committee 1974 Washington DC USA E g

Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAPEC Judicial Tribunal 1978 Safat Kuwait K g

Keystone Accountability

2004 London UK F

Kimberley Process

KP 2000 F g

Kitayushu International Techno-cooperative Association

KITA 1980 Kitakyushu Japan G

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f

Konvention innehållande internationellt privaträttslig bestämmelser om äktenskap, adoption och förmynderskap

1931 T g

Kula II Fund for the Pacific Region

1997 Port Moresby Papua New Guinea K f

Lactic Acid Bacteria Industrial Platform

LABIP 1994 Rotterdam Netherlands F t