Gains in energy efficiency of appliances used in houses are offset by greater total numbers or compensating changes in patterns of use.
Analytical perspectives and practical initiatives which treat production and consumption jointly are needed to compliment experiences and efforts with sector-, place-, product- and consumer-oriented approaches. Read more …. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Strategies, policies and initiatives focusing on this stage of the cycle confront a wide range of areas: wholesale and retail systems, trade, transport, pricing, packaging, marketing, and advertising. Consumption is often identified as THE most critical sustainability issue, with overconsumption of energy and natural resources, especially fossil-fuel dependent products, harmful chemicals and nonrenewable resources. Strategies often target individual consumer knowledge, values and personal behavior change although much of the consumption problem is systemic, making individual and household change difficult if not impossible.
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