How can we move towards 1.5°-living?

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2022-11-04

Here is a list of 50 research-based options to reduce your carbon footprint!

The international research team of the EU 1.5 Lifestyles project collected 50 research-based and relevant options for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint, keeping the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Agreement in mind.

The options are sorted into 5 lifestyle areas:

  • NUTRITION,
  • MOBILITY,
  • HOUSING,
  • LEISURE,
  • OTHER,

and they were selected following a three-step qualitative research process. After a thorough international literature review, 500 options were identified and then ranked according to their impact level. Finally, a short list of options was selected and validated through expert interviews. In case you would like to dive deeper into the methodology, please find our related document here.

These options form the basis of not only the continued research process but the currently ongoing Citizen and Stakeholder Thinking Labs in the five case countries (Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, Sweden) as well. Therefore, please note that the list of options may still be subject to changes during the course of the project.

The current list includes options with different levels of impact for CO2e reductions in households. The degree of impact will be communicated in the coming months. Stay tuned for more on our website!

Furthermore, the communication team of the project is planning a weekly campaign about some of the individual options on the project social media channels to provide information and inspiration for all our readers!

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The full list of low-carbon lifestyle options in one file is available here.