Europe Wide Views on Sustainable Consumption
In free markets, consumption choices are viewed as a private matter for individuals. Governments are generally hesitant to intervene too much in their citizens’ private space. As a result, policies aimed at enhancing sustainable consumption tend to be focused on the production of goods and services, rather than on private consumption. Europe Wide Views engaged citizens in a discussion about broadening the policy-making surrounding sustainable consumption to include measures aimed at private citizens. Furthermore, it also wanted to discuss the different roles that citizens could play in increasing sustainability in society. Europe Wide Views gave input to policy-making about policies on sustainable consumption, in terms of expression of informed ideas and opinions from near-representative samples of citizens from 11 EU member states.
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The Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DBT)