Corvinus
Corvinus

Sustainable consumption: from escape strategies towards real alternatives

Csutora, Mária and Mózner, Zsófia and Tabi, Andrea (2009) Sustainable consumption: from escape strategies towards real alternatives. In: Sustainable Consumption 2009 - Sustainable consumption, production and communication, 24. September 2009, Budapest, Hungary.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
205kB

Abstract

Better sustainability policy is supposed to lead to better sustainability performance. Nonetheless, recent research predicts further growth of the ecological footprint and stable ecological deficit in Europe and North America despite their impressive policy efforts (Lenzen et al. 2007) [1]. Similarly, individual strategies result in somewhat reduced load for committed consumers, but this reduction cannot offset the total impact of the socio-economic configuration: consumers in higher income countries tend to pollute more. Comitted consumers "offset" a part of their environmental load by carrying out green purchases. A radical change assumes a change in lifestyle (Shove, 2004) [2]. The conference paper is the first step of the study that aims at measuring the significance of attitude elements as compared to the significance of the socio-economic system on different elements of consumption and environmental aspects This paper focuses on measuring the ecological footprint impacts of consumption in different product groups as well as in different income groups of the society.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ecological footprint, sustainability policy
Subjects:Environmental economics
Funders:Norwegian Fund
Projects:Sustainable consumption, production and communication
ID Code:601
Deposited By: Dr. Mária Csutora
Deposited On:17 Apr 2012 08:56
Last Modified:03 Jul 2012 01:27

Repository Staff Only: item control page