RESPONDER - Linking REsearch and POlicy making for managing the contradictions of sustaiNable consumption anD economic gRowth


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission

Duration Jan. 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

http://www.scp-responder.eu/
  • Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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  • Berger, Gerald (Details)
  • Dobernig, Karin (Details)
  • Hametner, Markus (Details)
  • Lunda, Vivien (Former researcher)
  • Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details) Project Head
  • Pisano, Umberto (Former researcher)
  • Sedlacko, Michal (Former researcher)
  • Stagl, Sigrid (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

RESPONDER deals with potential political, social and economic contradictions between sustainable consumption and economic growth. The project focuses on consumption decisions made by private households, considering their rationalities, options and factors affecting their decision making, and focusing on the impacts of these decisions on sustainability and/or economic growth as well as viable policy options. To gain an integrative perspective, research findings from social-psychology oriented research on consumer behaviour will be linked with macroeconomic theories on and approaches to economic growth (and thereby also to the debates on green growth, beyond growth and de-growth).


Abstract (English)

RESPONDER deals with potential political, social and economic contradictions between sustainable consumption and economic growth. The project focuses on consumption decisions made by private households, considering their rationalities, options and factors affecting their decision making, and focusing on the impacts of these decisions on sustainability and/or economic growth as well as viable policy options. To gain an integrative perspective, research findings from social-psychology oriented research on consumer behaviour will be linked with macroeconomic theories on and approaches to economic growth (and thereby also to the debates on green growth, beyond growth and de-growth).

Partners

  • SERI - Sustainable Europe Research Institute - Austria http://www.seri.at
  • Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering, Innovation and Sustainability - Denmark
  • Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development, Sustainable Development Section (ARE) - Switzerland
  • University of Surrey, Center for Environmental Strategy, Research Group on Lifestyles Values and Environment - United Kingdom
  • University of Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology - Spain
  • Institute for Ecological Economy Research - Germany http://www.ioew.de

Publications

Journal article

2014 Sedlacko, Michal, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Ropke, I., P., Antunes. 2014 Participatory systems mapping for sustainable consumption: Discussion of a method promoting systemic insights. Ecological Economics 106 33-43. open access (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2013 Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2013. Linking Sustainable Consumption and Growth Debates - Greener, Smarter or Simply Less?. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 10.08.-13.08.. (Details)
2012 Videira, N., Antunes, P., Sedlacko, Michal. 2012. Introduction to Participatory Systems Mapping. RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on Sustainable Food Consumption and Economic Growth, Lisbon, Portugal, 28.01.-30.01.. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, N., Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Antunes, P., Røpke, I.. 2012. Utilising Systems Mapping for Understanding the Contradictions of Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth. 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull, Hull, Großbritannien, 24.06.-26.06.. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal, Antunes, P., Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Røpke, I., Schneider, F., Videira, N.. 2012. Utilising Systems Thinking for Sustainable Consumption: How Participatory Systems Mapping Achieves Four Types of Insight. ISEE 2012 Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 16.06.-19.06.. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, N.. 2012. Conducting Systems Mapping: A Quick Introduction. RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on Green ICT for Growth and Sustainablity, Vienna, Österreich, 30.05.-01.06. (Details)
  Videira, N., Antunes, P., Sedlacko, Michal. 2012. Introduction to Participatory Systems Mapping. RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on Sustainable Food Consumption and Economic Growth, Lisbon, Portugal, 28.01.-30.01. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal. 2012. Power and Sustainable Food Consumption: Is Sustainability Becoming a Means of Domination?. International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) annual conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 16.06.-19.06. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, N.. 2012. Systems Mapping - A Tool for Assessing and Managing Complex Situations. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 04.08.-07.08.. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Røpke, I., Videira, N., Antunes, P.. 2012. The Challenge of Systemic Understanding of Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth: Lessons from Several Consumption Aeras. First Transatlantic Workshop of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), Bregenz, Österreich, 01.05. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, N., Antunes, P., Ropke, I. 2012. Towards a Systemic Understanding of Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth: Lessons from Different Consumption Areas. Trans-Atlantic Workshop “Sustainable Consumption During Times of Crisis, Bregenz, Österreich, 01.05. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, N., Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Antunes, P., Røpke, I., Pisano, Umberto. 2012. Utilising Systems Mapping for Understanding the Contradictions of Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth. 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull, Großbritannien, 24.06.-26.06. (Details)
2011 Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, Nuno. 2011. Conducting systems mapping: a quick introduction. 1st RESPONDER European Dialogue on Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth, Berlin, Deutschland, 19.10.-21.10.. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, Nuno. 2011. Linking Sustainable Consumption and Growth Debates - using Systems Mapping to reveal different world-views, approaches and mind-sets. Sustainable Consumption – Towards Action and Impact, Hamburg, Deutschland, November 6th – 8th. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Sedlacko, Michal, Videira, Nuno. 2011. System thinking and mapping for improving mutual understanding. 1st RESPONDER European Dialogue on Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth, Berlin, Deutschland, 19.10.-21.10.. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2012 Bedenk, S., Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2012. Needs and perspectives of fiscal and social policy makers on knowledge brokerage for sustainable consumption and economic growth, RESPONDER working paper. (Details)
  Pisano, Umberto. 2012. Rio+20: SCP and growth. Sustainable consumption and production and the growth debate in the outcome document "The Future We Want". RESPONDER Knowledge Unit. (Details)
2011 Pirgmaier, Elke, Dobernig, Karin, Polzin, Christine, Scholl, Gerd, Sedlacko, Michal. 2011. Background Paper. 1st European Dialogue on Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth. (Details)
  Pisano, Umberto, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2011. Needs and perspectives of economic policy makers on knowledge brokerage for sustainable consumption and economic growth, RESPONDER working paper. (Details)
  Sedlacko, Michal. 2011. Why does RESPONDER use systems mapping for knowledge brokerage?, RESPONDER background paper. (Details)

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