Systems and practices in sustainable consumption research

the example of finance

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskning

Resumé

The financial crisis in 2007-2008 and the subsequent economic crisis served as a wake-up call for sustainable consumption studies. The literature on consumption and environment had little focus on finance, but the crisis made it clear that financial issues are important also from an environmental perspective. Credit plays an important role as a driver of unsustainable consumption, and financial mechanisms contribute to the widening inequalities as well as the build-up of macroeconomic instability. Looking ahead, transformation of finance is just as important for sustainability as transformation of the provision systems for food, transport, housing, etc. that are the dominant focus of environmental studies. Intertwined with these systems, the economy includes various other systems that are decisive for the overall economic and environmental performance and for the distribution of goods and services. The intention with this paper is to highlight the importance of these other systems for sustainability transitions and to discuss various aspects of finance as an example. Simultaneously, the intention is to illustrate how a system perspective and a practice theory perspective can be combined when exploring the challenges of sustainability transitions and sustainable consumption.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2015
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedSCORAI workshop on Sustainable consumption and social change - Boston, USA
Varighed: 8 okt. 20159 okt. 2015

Workshop

WorkshopSCORAI workshop on Sustainable consumption and social change
LandUSA
ByBoston
Periode08/10/201509/10/2015

Citer dette

Røpke, I. (2015). Systems and practices in sustainable consumption research: the example of finance. Afhandling præsenteret på SCORAI workshop on Sustainable consumption and social change, Boston, USA.
Røpke, Inge. / Systems and practices in sustainable consumption research : the example of finance. Afhandling præsenteret på SCORAI workshop on Sustainable consumption and social change, Boston, USA.18 s.
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Røpke I. Systems and practices in sustainable consumption research: the example of finance. 2015. Afhandling præsenteret på SCORAI workshop on Sustainable consumption and social change, Boston, USA.