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CUTransitions Talks: Supporting Sustainability through Anti-consumption and Consumption Choices

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Date: Monday 15 April 2019
Venue: Centre for Urban Transitions Hawthorn Campus

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This CUTransitions Talks focuses on Supporting Sustainability through Anti-consumption and Consumption Choices. According to the latest IPCC’s report, global net anthropogenic CO2 emissions need to reach net zero around 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 ℃. It is estimated that over 70 % of global greenhouse gas emissions are related to household consumption, part of which is unnecessary. Reducing unnecessary consumption leads to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and the saved money can be impact invested in climate change mitigation actions. Therefore, the role of individual consumers in mitigating climate change is significant.

Anna Claudelin is visiting from LUT University (Finland) and writing her PhD about sustainability transition from consumer’s perspective. Her research is focusing on environmental aspects of individuals’ anti-consumption practices and impact investing. Anna is presenting State of the art of anti-consumption literature as well as her own research. After the presentation there will be time for discussion. Welcome!

Contact Information: Christian A. Nygaard
Email: anygaard@swin.edu.au