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Changing unsustainable household consumption patterns is crucial for achieving the goal of sustainable development in OECD countries. Households affect the environment through their energy and water consumption, waste generation, transport patter...
This report analyses household environmental impacts, identifies the driving forces and proposes policies.
This study examines the factors that determine household final consumption and suggests directions for policy.
This case study is one of three case studies series of the OECD Environment Directorate's 1999-2000 Programme on Sustainable Consumption.
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?
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.
The Report traces household food consumption trends, drivers and related environmental impacts. It analyses policies to promote sustainable food consumption. The report focuses on Austria, Poland, Sweden and the United States.