Title: The role of households in SCP agenda. A one-actor show or concerted action?

Authors: Oksana Mont

Addresses: International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Abstract: It is often heard that Sustainable Consumption and Production may not be reached without active involvement of households. However, the methods at their disposal are typically limited to purchasing decisions or waste separation activities. This paper investigates whether households are really the culprit behind the slow progress towards SCP. Together with studying the reasons for present level of households| involvement in sustainability agenda, this paper discusses the role of other potential actors in the SCP agenda and their influence on actions of households. The goal is thus to study how households and individuals can be triggered into more sustainable lifestyles.

Keywords: sustainable consumption; sustainable development; sustainability; households; stakeholders; individuals; sustainable production.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2007.016934

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.201 - 214

Published online: 30 Jan 2008 *

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