Quotation Foster, Gillian Joanne, Dobernig, Karin, Gruszka, Katarzyna, Schanes, Karin, de Schutter, Elisabeth Marie Louise. 2018. Chapter 5. Sustainable Consumption and Production. In Lutter, S., Luks, F., Stagl, S. (Eds.), Towards a Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Economy. Background Report for “Growth in Transition”. Vienna: Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business.


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Introduction: Why sustainable consumption and production? The central question of “Sustainable Consumption and production” (SCP) research is “How do humans thrive and, at the same time, use less, waste less, and pollute less?” A socio-ecological transformation of the provisioning systems of goods and services that support human flourishing is necessary in order to avoid the negative effects of current consumption levels and production methods. The increasing pressures on natural resources worldwide used by current human activity leading to global climate change, biodiversity loss, polluted ecosystems, and the like (as described in Chapter 1) and the macro-and microeconomic challenges related to environmental damages (discussed in Chapter 2) originate from the individual and collective practices of consumption and production. Therefore, SCP is the lynchpin challenge for achieving a socio-ecological transformation towards sustainability, both in developed and developing regions.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Research report, expert opinion
Language English
Title Chapter 5. Sustainable Consumption and Production. In Lutter, S., Luks, F., Stagl, S. (Eds.), Towards a Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Economy. Background Report for “Growth in Transition”
Location Vienna
Academic institution Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Year 2018
URL https://wachstumimwandel.at/wp-content/uploads/GiT_WU-report_finale.pdf
JEL Q57, O13

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Foster, Gillian Joanne (Details)
Dobernig, Karin (Details)
Gruszka, Katarzyna (Details)
Schanes, Karin (Former researcher)
de Schutter, Elisabeth Marie Louise (Details)
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Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2919 Energy research (Details)
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
4118 Renewable energy (also energy sources, raw materials) (Details)
4119 Regenerable raw materials (Details)
4924 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5914 Environmental research (Details)
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