Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Consumption of goods and services globally – and particularly in affluent countries such as Sweden - is far from sustainable at present. For example, per-capita greenhouse gas emissions of consumers in Sweden amounts to approximately 9 tons per year. The types of consumption and the associated footprints differ greatly between different societal groups and countries. Well-off nations with large footprints, such as Sweden, have a particular responsibility to rapidly transition to more sustainable and just consumption patterns and are in dire need of knowledge on such transitions.
A research program that aims to stimulate a transition to more sustainable consumption in Sweden. The goal is to contribute to change through increased knowledge of how sustainable consumption that is currently practiced by a few can be scaled up and become more common. The focus is on the areas of food, vacationing and home making.
For more info: www.sustainableconsumption.se
Project period: 2018-2025
Participating universities/companies/other organisations: KTH, Lunds universitet, Chalmers, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Karolinska Institutet och Cambridge Econometrics.
Collaboration: See in link: www.sustainableconsumption.se
Links for publications: www.sustainableconsumption.se/publikationer/