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Sustainable Lifestyles Review

The aim of this project was to provide a review of current sustainable lifestyles research for the Taskforce on Sustainable Lifestyles, identifying gaps in the evidence base and recommending future work.

The project, 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 2009 report produced 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 project report