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

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

Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters

2003 T g

Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs within the Framework of ARIPO

Harare Protocol 1982 T g

Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement

1999 T g

Protocol Relating to Military Obligations in Certain Cases of Double Nationality

1930 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982

2001 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31st January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29th July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28th January 1964

1982 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29 July 1960, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982

2004 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29th July 1960, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28th January 1964

1982 T g

Protocol to Amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1984

1984 London UK T g

Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

1997 T g

Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

2012 T g

Protocol to the Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Design

1975 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges and to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries

1967 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials

1976 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Régime for Central American Integration Industries

1963 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries, 1963

1963 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries, 1965

1965 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement of Equalization of Import Charges

1964 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1959

1959 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1960

1960 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1962

1962 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1963

1963 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1965

1965 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development, 1966

1966 T g

Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

1982 T g

Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment

2001 T g

Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Space Assets

2012 T g

Protocol to the Convention Relating to the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels

1978 T g

Protocol to the European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the Protection of Television Productions

2001 Strasbourg T g

Protocol to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1976

1976 London UK T g

Protocol to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992

1992 London UK T g

Protocole D'accord entre les Pays Producteurs de Café de la Zone Franc

1960 T g

Provisional Agreement Respecting the Whangpoo Conservancy

1912 T g

Provisions for a Unit of Account and Adjustment of Limitations of Liability

1982 T g

Proyectos de Innovación IBEROEKA

IBEROEKA 1991 Madrid Spain K g

PTA Reinsurance Company

ZEP-RE 1990 Nairobi Kenya F eg

Public Eye

1968 Zurich Switzerland G

Publish What You Pay Coalition

PWYP London F

Pulp and Paper Products Council

PPPC Montréal QC Canada F

Pure Earth

1999 New York NY USA F j

Purple Martin Conservation Association

1986 Erie PA USA N

PYXERA Global

1990 Washington DC G

Quadrilateral Group of Industrialized Economies

Quad Group F gt

QUALICOAT

1986 Zurich Switzerland D t

Quest International Users Group

1995 Lexington KY USA E

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