This study presents an overview of policies to promote more sustainable consumption patterns. It discusses different mixes of policy instruments that could be applied in an integrated approach, combining measures both at the supply and demand side.
This study examines the factors that determine household final consumption and suggests directions for policy.
This report analyses household environmental impacts, identifies the driving forces and proposes policies.
This case study is one of three case studies series of the OECD Environment Directorate's 1999-2000 Programme on Sustainable Consumption.
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Making consumption patterns sustainable is a prerequisite to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Ten years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, it is time to ask: are OECD countries moving towards sustainable consumption? What ...
This Report is a scoping study on trends and issues for participatory decision-making processes related to household consumption patterns.
Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agricu...
This report analyses the process of consumer decision-making and identifies some effective mechanisms to providing information able to generate positive changes in consumer behaviour towards sustainable consumption.
This is the final report of the joint CERI/Environment Directorate Workshop on Education and Learning for Sustainable Consumption, held on 14-15 September 1998 in Paris.
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This paper discusses some of the lessons learned by one government agency, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, in its work with local coalitions to reduce the use and presence of toxic chemicals in their communities.