Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Reduction in Consumption for Sustainable Development

  • Leila Dal MoroEmail author
  • Luciana Londero Brandli
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_295

Synonyms

Definition

Sustainable consumption aims to reduce negative impacts on the environment by preserving it through decreased waste generation and pollution. Currently, quality of life is assessed and directly associated with consumption of material goods, and this pattern is totally unsustainable. Cultural attitudes and education of the population influence the present behavior and may also be the conduits for modification to sustainable consumption.

Introduction

The past decades have witnessed significant legislative changes with respect to the environmental crisis; however, actions have been and are still based on a model focused on the economy and do not address the observable high social inequality. To change this reality, a new vision focused on cooperation, new conceptions of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Madhavi Venkatesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA