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

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 G

Plymouth Brethren

1829 Sydney NSW Australia F

Point-of-Purchase Advertising International

POPAI 1936 Chicago IL USA G

Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform

PCEP Brussels F

Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology

1852 Vatican City Vatican E v

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

PEMA 2004 London UK D

Prague International Business School

Prague Czech Rep N

Preferred by Nature

1994 Copenhagen 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 E y


1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czech Rep 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

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

Promotional Products Association International

PPAI 1964 Irving TX USA N

Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design


Prospective internationale

PI 1992 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

ProSTEP iViP Association

1993 Darmstadt Germany G

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven F f

Protocol Agreement on the Conservation of Common Natural Resources

1982 T g

Protocol amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

2010 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

1980 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiples Nationality

1977 Strasbourg T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1984

1984 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1992

1992 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-going Ships

1979 T g

Protocol Concerning National Treatment in the Award of Public Works Contracts and the Purchase of Goods

1956 T g

Protocol Concerning the Exchange of Commodities

1950 T g

Protocol Concerning the Exemption of Nationals of the Nordic Countries from the Obligation to Have a Passport or Residence Permit While Resident in a Nordic Country other than their Own

1954 T g

Protocol Embodying a Declaration Concerning the Juridical Personality of Foreign Companies

1936 T g

Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production Of, International and Wholesale Trade In, and Use of Opium

1953 T g

Protocol for the Conservation and Management of Protected Marine and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific

1989 Quito Ecuador T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Nature Protection and Landscape Conservation

1994 T g

Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission to be Responsible for Seeking the Settlement of Any Disputes Which May Arise between States Parties to the Convention Against Discrimination in Education

1962 Paris France T g

Protocol Instituting a New Schedule of Import Duties

1958 T g

Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

1996 London UK T g

Protocol of 2010 to Amend the International Convention of Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS PROT 2010 2010 London UK T g

Protocol of Adherence by Costa Rica to the Protocol of Managua on Equalization of Import Charges

1962 T g