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The text is a collection of scholarly essays discussing the topic ofsustainable consumption through several different lenses. It is divided into seven large parts, each looking at a specific side ofthe topic such as policy, the future, transport and housing, and research methods. Some of the essay titles included are Sustainableconsumption in history: ideas, resources and practices; Peak meat: the role of meat in sustainable consumption; Carbon triage: astrategy for developing a viable carbon labelling system; and Collaborating and connecting: the emergence of the sharing economy. Graphs and tables are included where applicable.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world's leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are faced with today. On the one hand, consumption is a wanted and necessary phenomenon important for society and the economy. On the other, our means of consumption contradicts many important ecological and social long-term goals. Set against this background, the Handbook aims to offer an interdisciplinary overview of recent research on sustainable consumption, to draw attention to this subject and to encourage discussion and debate. In 27 chapters, leading authorities in the field provide their expertise in a concise and accessible manner.