- 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
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.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
Outreach and communication for SCP
Side event parallel to the HLPF 2018
On the 12th of July 2018 from 09:00 am-13 pm, PERL held a public workshop at the Scandinavian House on Park Avenue, New York City, This workshop was entitled "Responsibility Roulette" and was organized as an interactive game in which everyone participated including the panel of invited international experts. The session explored what a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle is and who has what responsibility for making sustainable lifestyles the norm and not the exception. A poster exhibition showing initiatives from around the world was also mounted as a part of the workshop.
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