There is a growing understanding that supply side policies, technologies, and investments alone may not deliver the needed reductions in emissions to meet the 1.5°C goal. With disruptive innovations and business models on the horizon, there are enormous opportunities to shape future consumption patterns in ways that will have significant implications for both emissions reductions and broader sustainability goals. Achieving this will require new forms of collaboration among governments, cities, businesses, and civil society, potentially necessitating a redesign of policies and planning processes to enable the most sustainable and equitable options to become the new business-as-usual.
This workshop, organized by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House and the Stanley Foundation, will bring together key actors for a focused, facilitated discussion to identify concrete ways to embed incentives for sustainable consumption into policy agendas at national and international level. The meeting will look to kick-start an international discussion connecting climate imperatives with sustainable consumption, as well as strengthening the knowledge base around demand side measures, including behavior change.
Attendance is by invitation only.