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

Paper and Related Industries Marketing Association

PRIMA 1970 Graz Austria 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

Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association

PFA Zoetermeer Netherlands J

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 Peoples' Tribunal

PPT 1979 Rome Italy F

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck Austria 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 vt

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

Pine Chemicals Association

PCA 1947 Fernandina Beach FL USA G

Plant a Tree in Africa

PATIA Swindon UK N

Planta Europa

Uppsala Sweden F y

Platform for Transformative Technologies

P4TT Tervuren Belgium G

Plymouth Brethren

1829 Sydney NSW Australia F

Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform

PCEP Brussels Belgium F

Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology

1852 Vatican City Vatican E v

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

PEMA 2004 London UK D

Preferred by Nature

1994 Copenhagen Denmark F

Press Database Licensing Network

PDLN 2008 London UK F


2011 Duluth GA USA F

Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation

Utrecht Netherlands G

Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative

PRI Initiative 2005 London UK E

Principles for Responsible Management Education

PRME 2007 New York NY USA E y


1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czechia N

Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia

PASIA 2002 Makati Philippines J

Product and Systems Internationalisation

P and SI 2002 Mühldorf-Inn Germany E ce

Product Safety Forum of Europe

PROSAFE 1991 Brussels Belgium F

Production and Operations Management Society

POMS 1989 Miami FL USA G

Production Engineering Association

PEA 1991 Epsom UK D

Professional Pricing Society

PPS 1984 Marietta GA USA N t

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Programme régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest

PRCM Nouakchott Mauritania E

Project AWARE Foundation

1992 Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA G f