Rethinking how we consume
Today, our global footprint is about one and half time the Earth’s total capacity to provide renewable and non-renewable resources to humanity. If nothing changes, in 35 years, with an increasing population that could reach 9.6 billion by 2050, we will need almost three planets to sustain our ways of living.
Rethinking the ways we produce, consume and exchange has become crucial to move towards a society where we can all live well within the boundaries of our planet. As cultures and norms are core determinants of our rich and diverse lifestyles, they will need to be considered as we rethink the way societies are organized, resourced and maintained.
A programme doing 'more and better with less'
This global programme aims to identify and build on opportunities to promote sustainable lifestyles for an effective and inclusive shift towards sustainability, doing so with a large and increasing network of partners from around the globe.
Working with a broad range of actors, from communities to scientists and economists, it explores alternative models to do ‘more and better with less’, solutions to promote resource efficiency, less pollution and waste, together with more quality of life and well-being.
For whom is this programme for?
Building sustainable lifestlyes is a task for all actors in society. Individuals must be provided with incentives, enabling structures and sustainable choices in order to live a sustainable lifestlye. The SLE programme engages with the following actors:
- Policy / Decision Makers
- Businesses / Private Sector
- Civil Society