The Nature of Sustainable Consumption and How to Achieve it. Results from the Focal Topic "From Knowledge to Action – New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption"

Defila, Rico; Di Giulio, Antonietta; Kaufmann-Hayoz, Ruth (eds.) (2012). The Nature of Sustainable Consumption and How to Achieve it. Results from the Focal Topic "From Knowledge to Action – New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption". Results of social-ecological research: Vol. 14. München: Oekom

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Is the online trade with second-hand products changing individual consumer behaviour? What is the sustainability potential of this activity? How can daily energy-consuming routines at the workplace be changed? Do major changes in the course of people's lives represent opportunities to modify their consumer behaviour towards greater sustainability? These are only some of the research questions studied in the focal topic "From Knowledge to Action - New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption" which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Social-ecological Research Programme" (SÖF). This book gives an insight into the research results of the ten project groups. Their diversity highlights that there is much more to "sustainable consumption" than the simple purchase of organic or fair trade products.In addition, overarching conceptual and normative issues were treated across the project groups of the focal topic. Developed collaboratively and moderated by the accompanying research project, the results of the synthesis process are also presented here, as for example how the sustainability of individual consumer behaviour can be evaluated,or which theories of action are particularly useful for specific consumer behaviour phenomena.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

09 Interdisciplinary Units > Interdisciplinary Centre for General Ecology (IKAÖ)

UniBE Contributor:

Defila, Rico; Di Giulio, Antonietta and Kaufmann-Hayoz, Ruth

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

978-3-86581-302-2

Series:

Results of social-ecological research

Publisher:

Oekom

Language:

English

Submitter:

Katrin Wegmüller

Date Deposited:

20 Jun 2014 15:20

Last Modified:

06 Nov 2014 07:37

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/49816

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