1.5-Degree Lifestyles

1.5-Degree Lifestyles

The 1.5-degree lifestyles programme investigates the impacts of consumption and lifestyles on climate change and introduces a science-based approach to link concrete changes in lifestyles to measurable impacts on climate change.  This work is central to our ability to meet the 1.5-degree aspirational target of the Paris Agreement.

Most policy approaches for meeting climate targets rely on the hope for new technologies – such as negative emissions technologies – and changes in production. This often underestimates the contributions of lifestyle changes. The 1.5-degree lifestyles work fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on footprints, and evaluating potential reduction impacts of low-carbon lifestyle options.

Catch the latest discussions on 1.5-Degree Lifestyles

Following the publication of the 1.5 Degree Lifestyles: A Fair Consumption Space for All report, a new series of events built upon this work will offer the opportunity to  join the conversation on sustainable lifestyles and learn from top experts in the field.

The event series will break down and feature the breadth of findings from the 1.5-Degree Lifestyles report, working with key audiences to affect positive change. These events will offer key conversations on 1.5-degree lifestyles and why this approach is a critical part of the climate solution.

The Flagship 1.5-Degree Lifestyles Reports

1.5-Degree Lifestyles (2021)

Towards A Fair Consumption Space for All

1.5-Degree Lifestyles (2019)

Targets and Options for Reducing Lifestyle Carbon Footprints

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