EU 1.5° Lifestyles at the 5th SCORAI conference

SCORAI 2023 Wageningen - come say hello to EU 1.5° L SCORAI 2023
SCORAI 2023 Wageningen - come say hello to EU 1.5° Lifestyles

The joint 5th SCORAI and 21st ERSCP conference, hosted by Wageningen University in the Netherlands from 5-8 July 2023, will provide a platform for discussions around recent advances in sustainable consumption and production. The EU 1.5° Lifestyles consortium will present the latest outcomes of the project at the conference. Will you also be there? Come and say hi!

The 5th SCORAI conference will connect research, practice and policy to accelerate the transformation of consumption and production systems towards a just and sustainable future. You can come and hear the EU 1.5° Lifestyles consortium present the latest research from our project in the following slots (PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE):

  • EU 1.5° Lifestyles panel: July 6, 15.30-16.45 C12: “EU 1.5° Lifestyles: Individual and structural level perspectives on possible and necessary change”
  • EU 1.5° Lifestyles paper presentation: July 6, 11.00-12.15, A01: „Barriers and Enablers of 1.5° Lifestyles: Shallow and Deep Structural Factors Shaping Lifestyles and Climate Governance
  • EU 1.5° Lifestyles paper presentations: July 7, 15.45-17.00, G14: How structures enable or hinder changes to provisioning systems and 1.5° lifestyles in Europe“, and „Structural, social, and contextual challenges and resources toward a 1.5 sustainable lifestyle in five European countries“
  • EU 1.5° Lifestyles paper presentation: July 8, 9:30-10.45 „Preferences, enablers and barriers for 1.5°C lifestyle options – Findings from citizen thinking labs in five EU countries“
  • Sister project panel: July 7, 8.30-9.45, D08: „Living Labs: Reflecting on the structuration of transformation; addressing impacts, replicability and scalability - Potentials for Transformation“
  • Sister Project panel: July 7, 14.00-15.15, F11 : Assessing the impact of structural change on sustainability transformations - a critical discussion“
  • Energy Citizenship sister project presentation: July 7, 14.00-15.15, F08: „Exploring the evolving energy citizenship landscape: A PESTEL analysis of EU-level context factor“
  • Energy Citizenship sister project presentation: July 7, 15.45-17.00, G01: „From ideal-types to empirical cases: deciphering energy citizenship in Europe for a just and sustainable energy transition“

More information about the SCORAI conference in Wageningen

As the conference website explains:

“Just, equitable and sustainable human development in the 21st century requires transforming systems of consumption and production. The window of opportunity to avert irreversible damage to key earth systems, such as climate and biodiversity, is closing fast. Resource-intensive consumption and production are key drivers of unsustainable development and require radical restructuring to accelerate transformations towards sustainable futures. The most recent IPCC report (April 2022) makes history in, for the first time, stressing the need to focus on the role of consumption in climate change, highlighting “…the potential of demand-side strategies across all sectors to reduce emissions is 40-70% by 2050”.”

The conference highlights the role of researchers, activists and practitioners in bringing about change on the multiple environmental crises. With the urgency of addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, demand-side policies and consumption have an important role to play in reducing emissions, with calls for a radical restructuring of consumption. The conference emphasises the need for wider transformative changes, instead of small piecemeal actions, since previous ideas and responses, such as “the sharing economy” or “pandemic-induced lifestyle changes”, have not been sufficient to promote long-term sustainable consumption.

The conference will thus aim to provide a platform to explore a wide range of sustainable practices, experiences and policy initiatives, and to promote dialogue between theory and practice, with this radical urgency in mind. The themes that will be discussed include sustainable consumption, sustainable production and business, governance, circular economy, alternative economy, sustainable cities and regions, social movements, and sustainable food and agriculture.

See you in Wageningen!

Author: Halliki Kreinin - University of Münster