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Sustainable consumption – an unwieldy object of research

Defila, Rico and Di Giulio, Antonietta and Kaufmann-Hayoz, Ruth. (2014) Sustainable consumption – an unwieldy object of research. Gaia, Vol. 23, Suppl. 1. pp. 148-157.

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Abstract

Nourishing ground of this GAIA special issue is the focal topic From Knowledge to Action – New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The introductory paper describes the synthesis process, which focused on fundamental conceptual and normative issues of sustainable consumption as an object of research, and summarises its main results – classification systems, conceptual structures, and clarifications of normative positions pertaining to four questions: how to conceive individual consumption, how to relate consumption and sustainability, how to assess sustainable consumption, and how to change individual consumption. It also explains how the individual papers of this issue under the headings Viewpoints and Reflection relate to these results.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Mensch Gesellschaft Umwelt MGU
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Mensch Gesellschaft Umwelt MGU > Aquatische Ökologie (Holm)
UniBasel Contributors:Di Giulio, Antonietta and Defila, Rico
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:ökom
ISSN:0940-5550
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:06 Mar 2015 07:44

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