Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts: Accounting, Trade-offs and Sustainability
Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption: Research and Action for Societal Transformation
Kuishuang Feng, Klaus Hubacek, Yang Yu
August 27, 2019
This book describes how local consumption, particularly in urban areas, is increasingly met by global supply chains. These supply chains often extend over large geographical distances and have greater global environmental impacts, contributing to pollution, climate change, water scarcity, and...
Cindy Isenhour, Mari Martiskainen, Lucie Middlemiss
March 20, 2019
With growing awareness of environmental deterioration, atmospheric pollution and resource depletion, the last several decades have brought increased attention and scrutiny to global consumption levels. However, there are significant and well documented limitations associated with current efforts to...
Julia Backhaus, Audley Genus, Sylvia Lorek, Edina Vadovics, Julia M Wittmayer
December 04, 2017
This book showcases strategic policies for and processes of societal transformation, which are required to address the challenge of sustainability. Based on the latest thinking at the interface of social innovation, sustainable consumption and the transformation of society, the book provides:...
October 24, 2017
There is broad consensus on the need to shift to a new paradigm of lifestyles and economic development, given the un-sustainability of current patterns. Given this, research on consumer behavior is to play a crucial role in shedding light on the motives underpinning the adoption of responsible...
Maurie J Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J Vergragt
March 22, 2017
Consumer society is an unquestionably complex social construct. However, after decades of unremitting dominance there are signs emerging that it is starting to falter, both as a coherent and durable system of social organization and as a strategy for societal advancement. Debates concerning how we...