Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

Consumer Information Tools and Climate Change - Facilitating low-carbon choices in Tourism, Buildings and Food Systems.

This report details how the use of consumer information tools can support greenhouse gas emission reductions in three industry sectors: tourism, buildings and food. Consumer information covers a range of tools and systems that seek to guide consumers to make more sustainable choices about goods and services (products), including in their use and end of life phase.

Further information

The report defines the climate change mitigation challenge for the tourism, buildings and food sectors within the framework of the Paris Agreement. It outlines the structure of the three sectors and details their supply chain specifics. The report then summarizes the state of the art on consumer behaviour, before it describes existing consumer information tools in each sector. Barriers to and solutions for their more widespread use are discussed along with recommendations for business and policy makers. The report also contains a number of best practice cases. A series of infographics have been developed to highlight key findings from the report: - Consumer Information Tools: Buildings ( - Consumer Information Tools: Tourism ( - Carbon Labels and Persuasive Communication ( - Social Norms and Personal Choices (