Monday, September 23, 2013

Final report and policy brief are available

We are delighted to announce the publication of the final report for the project "Improving Nordic policymaking by dispelling myths on sustainable consumption” in both English and Swedish.

The Policy Brief is also available in English, Swedish, Icelandic and Danish, using the link above.

We hope you enjoy reading the reports and find them useful for your work.

We would like to thank all of you who have contributed to this project through participation in interviews, webinars, feedback at conferences etc. – your input has been invaluable. And of course thank you to the Nordic Council of Ministers for supporting and promoting this work.
Proejct team:
Oksana Mont, Eva Heiskanen and Kate Power

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Key messages from the study are published!

Lessons from Nordic Council of Ministers study “Improving Nordic policymaking by dispelling myths on sustainable consumption” are published as Policy Brief that summarises the key messages.

Reports in English and Swedish are on there way.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reflections on the webinars by the WorldWatch Institute

Dear readers,
Please have a look at an interesting reflection on our webinars about "Dispelling the myth on sustainable consumption" in the blog of the WorldWatch Institute written by Alison Singer. She raises the issue that the focus on sustainable consumption, while being neccesary, is still limited and needs to be complemented by the "deep-seated" behavioural shift towards downsizing and degrowth.

Although we absolutely agree with this suggestion, as researchers we feel that we still need to develop robust theories and models and test different macro-economic scenarios in order to provide policy and decision makers with evidence-based alternatives and solutions so that they could initiate the shift to the economy and society that is less dependent on unfettered economic growth.

You will find more fascinating ideas and on-going projects about alternative ways for societal development on the homepage of "Research & Degrowth" - an academic association dedicated to research, training and awareness raising around degrowth.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Webinars have taken place Jan 22 and Feb 12

Dear all participants of the webinars
Thank you for your participation and contribution to chat.
Hope you enjoyed our presentation.
We are planning to make it available on the Internet in due time.
You are welcome to use this blog to provide your ideas, comments and recommendations.
Best, Oksana and Kate