Title: Enabling Sustainable Development through sustainable consumption and production
Author: Dorothy Maxwell, William Sheate
Centre for Environmental Policy Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK.
Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK
Journal: Int. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2006 Vol.5, No.3, pp.221 - 239
Abstract: A key aspect of moving towards Sustainable Development is Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and enabling us to meet our human needs in more sustainable ways. This is a complex issue incorporating many facets and stakeholders. On the basis of the results of a recent industry-focused research project on these issues, this paper describes the factors necessary to enable SCP as a reality and whether SCP can deliver on the Sustainable Development agenda.
Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable consumption; sustainable production; SCP; service development; SPSD; eco-design; life cycle management.
Available online 14 Sep 2006