Transformation of Unsustainable Consumer Behaviours and Consumer Policies: Problem Analysis, Solution Approaches and a Research Agenda

Charles Vlek, Lucia Reisch, Gerhard Scherhorn

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‘Industrial Transformation’ (IT) is one of four priority research themes of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) on Global Environmental Change. A scientific planning committee has identified three IT research areas: (a) macro-systems and incentive structure, (b) production systems, and (c) consumption systems. This report is meant to analyse the problem of unsustainable consumption patterns, to provide a natural-and-social science perspective on ‘sustainable’ transformations, and to sketch an international research agenda for the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Approaches to Support the Industrial Transformation Science Plan
EditorsPier Vellinga
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Publication dateDec 1999
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
SeriesReport / Industrial Transformation Project. International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

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