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

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm G

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OPRT 2000 Tokyo Japan D

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAPEC 1968 Safat Kuwait D g

Organization of Gas Producing Countries

OPEGAS 2007 J p

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEC 1960 Vienna C g

Our World is Not for Sale


Overbrook Foundation

1948 New York NY USA G f

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC 1971 Washington DC USA G eg

Oxfam Trading

Ghent Belgium G

Oxygenated Solvents Producers Association

OSPA Brussels E

Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research

PACIBER 1988 Honolulu HI USA F

Pacific Basin Economic Council

PBEC 1967 Hong Kong Hong Kong E

Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

PDCT 1989 Wellington New Zealand G

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

POETCom Nouméa New Caledonia D t

Pacific Salmon Commission

PSC 1985 Vancouver BC Canada G bg

Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect Network

PABITRA 1997 Adelaide SA Australia F

Packaging Recovery Organization Europe

PRO-EUROPE 1995 Brussels Belgium D

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

1959 Godalming UK N

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium

PanAAC 2007 Nairobi Kenya D t

Pan African Conservation Network, Kenya


Pan American Confederation of Insurance Producers

1967 Panama D

Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies

PAPAIOS Tokyo Japan G

Pan-Pacific Business Association

PPBA 1984 Lincoln NE USA D v

Paper and Related Industries Marketing Association

PRIMA 1970 Graz D t

Paris Club of Industrial Country Creditors

1956 F ct

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883

1883 T g

Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1960 T g

Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living

PERL 2003 Elverum Norway F y

Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion

PRFI 2011 Washington DC USA E y

Payments Knowledge Forum

PKF 1986 N

PCIC Europe

Nürburg Germany D

People and Global Business Association

P and GBA 2011 Seoul Korea Rep G

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

Pera International

Melton Mowbray UK G

Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe

PURPLE 2004 Brussels Belgium F

Perlite Institute

1949 Harrisburg PA USA F j

Permanent International Committee for Research on the Preservation of Materials in the Marine Environment

La Garde France E

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck E g

Permanent Secretariat to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

1999 Bonn Germany E g

PET Sheet Europe

2016 Brussels Belgium E

Petrochemical Feedstock Association

1990 Stockton-on-Tees UK D v

Petroleum Philatelic Society International

Petrophil 1974 Fair Haven NJ USA F

Pharmaceutical Procurement Service

PSS 1986 Castries St Lucia F g

Phosphoric Acid and Phosphates Producers Association

PAPA Brussels Belgium E


2005 Broadstairs UK F

Pigging Products and Services Association

PPSA 1990 Ipswich UK N