The book, published in 2012, focuses on responsible living as the individual`s contribution to sustainable Development. We belive that sustainable Development can only be achived if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high Level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate different perspectives of stakeholders and co-create a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop New opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Energy

Type of initiative
Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

Start date
01/10/2013

Objectives

Investigation into and reflection upon the direct and indirect consequences of the choices of individuals make this a constantly developing field of research and action. The book is a selection of scientific papers presented at the International Conference of the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL) held in 2011.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Responsibility roulette

Impact and Results

The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living will measure its impact by giving visibility to research done in the field of responsible living and creating a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop new opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.

The work that has been carried out by PERL, including this publication, has had a significant effect on the partners involved and resulted in changed attitudes and behaviour. Although the partners themselves represent only a small fraction of those who have been exposed to PERL materials and activites, the report confirms that education and research about responsible living does have impact.

Next steps and how to get involved

PERL will continue disseminating research and innovation about responsible living.

Victoria W. Thoresen
UNESCO Chair for Education about Sustainable Lifestyles
and Director of PERL (Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living)
Hedmark University College, LUNA
Hamar, Norway
email: Victoria.thoresen@hihm.no
tel:+47 62517636
mob:+47 90887691
www.livingresponsibly.org