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Identifies gaps and recommendations for future research.
SEI researcher Kate Scott has recently finalised the report 'A literature review on sustainable lifestyles and recommendations for further research'. The report, funded by the Swedish Ministry for the Environment, contributes to the Task Force for Sustainable Lifestyles which informs the Marrakech Process to develop a 10 year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production.
The report pulls together evidence surrounding sustainable lifestyles, including the tools and methods available to tackle the issue, understanding why we behave the way we do and looking at the issues surrounding production and products, which form an important part of sustainable lifestyles.
In doing so it attempts to tackle the issues relating to the global imbalances in wealth and consumption levels that exist. The report is intended to give a concise insight into the research relating to sustainable lifestyles and to identify key evidence gaps and recommendations for future research.
Download the report here
Two associated reports also recently published
The National Health Service (NHS), Europe’s biggest single organisation with a current budget of around £100 billion, worked with the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (York) to attempt to get a comprehensive understanding of the carbon footprint of the NHS England. The purpose of the analysis was to support and inform the NHS England’s high level carbon reduction strategy , which sets ambitious carbon reduction targets needed to progress towards the Climate Change Act requirements.
The first report published in 2008 examines NHS England's historical emissions from 1990 to 2004. The second report, published at the start of 2009, projects future emissions to 2020 and also develops the capability to quantify policy interventions in terms of CO2 savings. Together they form the evidence base for the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy.
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