Sustainable lifestyles : today’s facts é tomorrow’s trends

Sustainable lifestyles : today’s facts é tomorrow’s trends / Julia Backhaus, et al. Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), 2012, 160 p. (ECN Reports on Sustainable Lifestyles 2050)

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The report presents a synthesis of practices, policies, research and views on current lifestyles and pathways for further improvement, with a specific focus on consumption, housing, transport and health. The report presents examples of unsustainable lifestyles, including high energy consumption related to food production, housing and transport, as well as current trends towards sustainability, including energy conservation and efficiency.

The report further provides recommendations for sustainability pathways at various levels and provides examples of opportunities for change regarding infrastructure, innovation, economics, research and policy frameworks. The report argues that  successful sustainability initiatives go beyond a “one-size-fits-all’ approach and  require investments in appropriate infrastructure and context-specific solutions.

The SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project is a European social platform, with participation of stakeholders from business, research, policy and civil society. Its aim is to develop a vision and concrete pathways for sustainable lifestyles in Europe in 2050. It is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)… read more :


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