The seminar will be at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Room 550 on Wednesday March 9th, 17.00-18.30.
Welcome to a seminar co-hosted by Misum and Mistra.
Sustainable Consumption: The Bigger Picture
Lucia Reisch is a leading scholar within the field of sustainable consumption and will give an overview of the topic as an introduction to Professors Cohen and Tukker’s presentations.
Maurie Cohen willoutline the idea of multi-stakeholder cooperativism and highlights how worker-consumer cooperatives can bridge this enduring divide while contributing to more sustainable provisioning patterns. These organizations can also inculcate democratic values and solidaristic social relations that will be essential for easing a putative transition beyond a consumerist system of social organization.
Arnold Tukker will discuss the fact that global supply chains imply that most impacts of consumption take place outside the country of consumption. Footprints per capita hence usually are much higher as the territorial environmental pressures per capita of a country. Footprints per capita for some European countries, and the key products contributing to this footprint, will be presented. Professor Tukker further confronts consumption with planetary boundaries, and discusses some problems in organizing a transition to sustainable consumption.
17:00 Welcome to SSE (Lin Lerpold, Acting Professor and Misum Executive Director)
17:05 Intro on Sustainable Consumption (Lucia Reisch)
17:15 Presentation by Maurie Cohen
17:40 Presentation by Arnold Tukker
18:05 Panel discussion with Professors Lucia Reisch, Maurie Cohen and Arnold Tukker, moderated by Lin Lerpold
18:20 Q&A with audience
Lucia Reisch is a professor for consumer behavior and consumer policy at the Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management. Since 2011, she also holds a permanent Guest Professorship at the Zeppelin University of Friedrichshafen (Germany). Lucia’s main research focus is on behavioral economics, sustainable consumption (in particular; energy, food and health, fashion), intercultural consumer behavior, consumers and new technologies, consumer policy, and corporate sustainability. I am currently involved in several EU research projects on consumer behaviour and policy (FP7) as well as in German and Swedish research projects. In January 2014, she started three new FP7 EU Projects on sustainable consumption and policy.
Maurie Cohen is a Professor of Sustainability Studies in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Co-founder and Executive Board Member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), and Editor of the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy.
Arnold Tucker is a Professor of Industrial Ecology and Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University. Before that he was a Business line manager Societal Innovation and Economy at TNO, a large not for profit research organization in the Netherlands, where he retains a 30% position as senior researcher. Arnold has set up prominent EU projects in the field of sustainable product design (SusProNet), sustainable consumption and production (SCORE!), global environmental input output databases (EXIOBASE) and was core member of the 10 Million Euro Dutch Knowledge Network on Sustainable System Innovations.
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