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

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Marine Conservation Association

AMCA 1988 Kolkata India G v

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Japan F

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Palmerston North New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D t

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian Producers' Platform

APP 2014 F

Asian Productivity Organization

APO 1961 Tokyo Japan D g

Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network

ARRCN 1998 Yasu Japan F

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1980 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Reinsurance Corporation

Asian Re 1979 Bangkok Thailand F eg

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Society of Protective Clothing

ASPC 2015 Yongin Korea Rep J

Asian Sponsorship Association

ASA 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products

ASOMPS Serdang Malaysia S c

Asian Synthetic Biology Association

ASBA 2018 Seogwipo Korea Rep J

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

AVPN 2011 Singapore Singapore F y

Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies

AAAP 1980 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D t

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación Boliviana para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino-Amazónicos

ACEAA 2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Asociación de Conservación de los Ecosistemas Andinos

ECOAN Cusco Peru G

Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe

EULAC 1987 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D t

Asociación de las Camaras de Comercio e Industria del Mediterraneo

ASCAME 1982 Barcelona Spain F t

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Iberoamericana para el Derecho Alimentario

AIBADA 1985 Barcelona Spain G

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET 1982 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Autocuidado Responsable

ILAR 1996 Chicago IL USA D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ingenieria Industrial y Afines

ALEIIAF 1991 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Exportadores de Servicios

ALES Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Industrias Farmacéuticas

ALIFAR 1980 Buenos Aires Argentina D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Letrero

ALAIL 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina E t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Petróleo

ALIP 2009 D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Eléctrica y Electrónica

ALAINEE Buenos Aires Argentina D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Nacional de Agroquimicos

ALINA D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Zoológicos y Acuarios

ALPZA 1990 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Supermercados

ALAS 1986 Mexico City Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

ALACCTA 1988 Cuautitlan Izcalli Mexico D

Asociación Panamericana Nikkei

APN 1981 D

Asociación Panamericana para la Conservación

APPC 2005 Colón Panama G

Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica

ACCA 1999 Lima Peru G

Asociación Regional de Empresas del Sector Petróleo, Gas y Biocombustibles en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

ARPEL 1965 Montevideo Uruguay D

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS-HFFUN

1990 New York NY USA G

Assemblée des Régions Européennes Fruitières, Légumières et Horticoles

AREFLH 2000 Bordeaux France F

Assembly of European Wine Regions

AREV 1988 Brussels Belgium F

Associated General Contractors of America

AGC 1918 Arlington VA USA G

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