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

Moscow International Higher Business School

MIRBIS 1988 Moscow G

Mountain Research Initiative

MRI 2001 Bern Switzerland F

Mouvement pour une alternative non-violente

MAN 1974 Montreuil France G

Movendi International

1851 Stockholm Sweden C


1998 Orlando FL USA F t

Multilateral Agreement Relating to Certificates of Airworthiness for Imported Aircraft

1960 Montréal QC Canada T g

Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties and Additional Protocol

Madrid Multilateral Convention 1979 Paris France T g

Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

1988 Strasbourg T g

Multilayer Modular Flooring Association

MMFA 2012 Bielefeld Germany G

Mundus maris

2010 Brussels Belgium F

Music Producers Guild

MPG 1995 Littlehampton UK D

Muslim Brotherhood

1929 F

Nanotechnology Industries Association

NIA 2005 Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Belgium D t

NATO Support and Procurement Agency

NSPA 1958 Capellen Luxembourg E g


2007 Brussels Belgium D

Natura 2000 Network

1992 Brussels Belgium K g

Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa

NAPRECA 1984 Nairobi Kenya F

NatureNet Europe

2004 F


1994 Arlington VA USA G

Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden

FMO 1959 The Hague Netherlands G e

Net Impact

Oakland CA USA G

Netherlands-African Business Council

NABC 1946 The Hague Netherlands G

Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives

NATA 1998 Paris France F

Network for Business Sustainability

NBS 2005 London ON F

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe

NICOLE 1995 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

NAPP 2007 Bangalore India F

Network of European Financial Institutions for SMEs

NEFI 1999 Brussels F

Network of International Business Schools

NIBS Heverlee Belgium D

Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union

INSULEUR 1999 Chios Greece F t

Neuromarketing Science and Business Association

NMSBA 2012 Venlo Netherlands C

New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific


New European Business Confederation

UNITEE Brussels Belgium J

New Partnership for Africa's Development

NEPAD 2001 Johannesburg South Africa E g

New Venture Fund

NVF 2006 Washington DC USA G f

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

Paris E y

Nickel Institute

1984 Brussels Belgium F j

Nippon Foundation

1962 Tokyo Japan G f

Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team

NESsT 1997 F

Nordens Husflidsforbund

1927 Tallinn Estonia D

Nordic Council of Shopping Centres

NCSC 1985 Stockholm Sweden D

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

NEFCO 1990 Helsinki Finland F eg

Nordic Industrial Associations Conferences

Oslo Norway S ct

Nordic Retail and Wholesale Association


Nordic Swan Ecolabel

1989 D

Nordic Tax Research Council

1973 Stockholm Sweden D g

Nordic Travel Retail Group

NTRG Hellerup Denmark D

Nordic Wood Preservation Council

NWPC 1969 Stockholm Sweden D

Nordisk Företagsekonomiska Förening

NFF 1990 E

Nordiska Ekonomie Studerandes Union

NESU 1947 D

Nordiska Exportfrämjande Organisationers Chefsmøte

S c