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Policies and tools for mainstreaming 1.5° Lifestyles

Objective

The IPCC concludeThe IPCC concludes in their Special Report on Global Warming that limiting global temperature increase needs demand-side actions and lifestyle changes. Previous attempts to realise demand-side changes have been hampered by several factors: First, there is very limited quantitative data showing how much a proposed change in lifestyle would contribute to climate change mitigation. Thus, policy makers and citizens lack guidance to make informed choices. Second, there is still limited evidence of public acceptance of drastic changes. This has led to internationally uncoordinated policies and to policies that will very likely fall short on having sufficient impact. Third, policies have usually promoted changes of individual behaviour without addressing structural constraints or structural drivers of unsustainable lifestyles. This has led to policies that remain ineffective and frustrate citizens who wish to make positive lifestyle choices.
We aim to address all three of the above issues, by connecting an analysis of individual lifestyle perspectives, on household level, with policies and socio-economic structures, on all levels from international to local. The analysis will be structured according to the emerging 1.5-degree lifestyles approach, which members of the consortium have helped to define. The advantage of a lifestyle-oriented approach is to link concrete transformations of lifestyle by individuals to transformations of the structural context by policies, economic, and societal institutions. This inclusive approach is original in terms of a research strategy. In practical terms, it is very promising as it offers concrete guidance and as it can be scaled to political, social, and economic capacities on regional to (supra-) national levels. We pursue our aims using quantitative and qualitative methods, country-level assessments and sector-based case studies, as well as innovative participatory formats and a broad range of communication methods.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 437,50

Participants (9)

HOT OR COOL INSTITUTE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 519 937,50
Address
Quartiersweg 4
10829 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 525 068,75
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 845 668,75
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREENDEPENDENT INTEZET NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 614 125
Address
Eva Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
D-MAT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 260 375
Address
Satulasepantie 5B
00640 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 455 875
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZALA BRIVIBA BIEDRIBA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 439 125
Address
Lapu Iela 17-3
1002 Riga
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 128,75
Address
Roentgenstrasse 19
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)