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Policies to promote sustainable consumption: framework for a future-oriented evaluation

Heiskanen, Eva; Brohmann, Bettina; Schönherr, Norma and Aalto , Kristiina (2009) Policies to promote sustainable consumption: framework for a future-oriented evaluation. In: Proceedings, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics (7/2009), FFRC eBOOK, pp. 91-99.

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Governments are today developing policies to promote sustainable consumption, yet policy makers face many uncertainties about policy impacts. These include uncertainties about how policy instruments influence consumption patterns and about the impact of changes in consumption patterns on ecological, social and economic sustainability. An assessment of such impacts must account for the fact that consumer action is interlinked with the dynamic activities of other market players and the path-creating effects of technologies and systems of consumption and provision.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:sustainable consumption, policies
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Finland
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16404
Deposited On:14 Oct 2009 06:14
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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