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Sustainable consumption corridors : concept, objections, and responses

Di Giulio, Antonietta and Fuchs, Doris. (2014) Sustainable consumption corridors : concept, objections, and responses. Gaia, Vol. 23, Suppl. 1. pp. 184-192.

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore whether the idea of "sustainable consumption corridors", derived from concepts of a good life, can be a good starting point to define criteria of sustainable consumption. Such corridors would be defined by minimum standards, allowing every individual to live a good life, and maximum standards, ensuring a limit on every individual's use of natural and social resources in order to guarantee access to a sufficient level of resources (in terms of quantity and quality) for others in the present and in the future. We first present the idea, as it resulted from the process of integration within the focal topic From Knowledge to Action – New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption. We then outline potential objections to the idea. Such objections are the pluralists' objection, the liberalists' argument or the argument of lacking acceptance. We show that there is no argument strong enough to utterly turn down the idea. We end by drawing conclusions with regard to future research and to possible strategies of implementation.
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
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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