Title: Enabling Sustainable Development through sustainable consumption and production

Authors: Dorothy Maxwell, William Sheate

Addresses: Centre for Environmental Policy Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK. ' Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2006.010894

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2006 Vol.5 No.3, pp.221 - 239

Available online: 14 Sep 2006

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