The EU sustainability strategy and the EU follow-up activities of the Johannesburg World Summit of Sustainable Development (WSSD) call for changes in consumption patterns. Measures to increase user awareness and promote sustainable consumption patterns depend on evaluations of the sustainability of alternative choices, including an evaluation of the rebound effect. Private and public initiatives to raise user awareness should take focus on the most effective measures for reducing impacts and promoting demand for sustainable solutions. Thaws Plan for Implementation calls for scientific approaches, including life cycle analysis (LCA), to be used for such evaluations. The objective of this study is to provide the EC and UNEP with an evaluation how a life cycle approach to sustainable consumption can be used in raising the user awareness and, more generally, in promoting sustainable consumption patterns.
Field of science
- /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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