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Sustainable consumption - How do we do it?

Welcome to an event initiated by the strong responses to Misum’s debate article “The government misses the main issue: consumption must decrease” by Lin Lerpold and Örjan Sjöberg (DN 9/10). We have now gathered researchers, politicians, business and civil society members to try to crack the nut. 

How can we make money without selling more? Can we consume less and still be a welfare state? What happens to global resources if we continue to consume more? 

We welcome you to join in the discussion!

Art by Patrik Qvist

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Per Bolund, Minister for Consumer Affairs
  • Victor Galaz, Stockholm Resilience Center 
  • Elin Larsson, Filippa K
  • Åsa MobergIVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Jens Holm, Member of Parliament from Vänsterpartiet
  • Eva Eiderström, Naturskyddsföreningen
  • Joakim Sandberg, Misum and Mistra Financial Systems, SSE
  • Susanne Sweet, Misum, SSE
  • Lin Lerpold and Örjan Sjöberg, Misum, SSE



8.30 – 9.00: Arrival and registration

9.00 – 9.10: Welcome and introduction

9.10 – 10.00: Session one – Can we decrease consumtion and keep our welfare system?

  • Lin Lerpold and Örjan Sjöberg – Consumption must decrease
  • Per Bolund – National strategy for sustainable consumption
  • Audience discussion

10.00 – 10.30: Coffee break

10.30 – 11.30: Session two – Global consumption –the role of institutional and private investors

  • Victor Galaz – Planetary boundaries and consumption 
  • Panel 
  • Audience discussion

11.30 – 12.30: Session three – Can consumption be part of the solution?

  • Susanne Sweet – Individual sustainable consumption
  • Panel 
  • Audience discussion

Find the debate article from Lin Lerpold and Örjan Sjöberg here, the answer from Per Bolund here and Jens Holms answer here.

We hope you can join us! Seats are limited, please register here.

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