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 in 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 on 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.
Join us on 5 October to launch the new 1.5-Degree Lifestyles report
In a world with a limited and fast-shrinking global carbon budget, coupled with vast inequalities, how do we allocate the remaining carbon allowance in a manner that is fair while drastically decreasing our footprints within a limited time frame to avoid irreversible ecological damage?
The new report, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Towards a Fair Consumption Space for All, addresses this question head on.
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
Thursday, 27th May, 2021: A group of researchers and practitioners from seven European countries has launched the EU 1.5° Lifestyles project. Its main aim is to foster the mainstreaming of lifestyles in accordance with the 1.5° aspirational climate target and to facilitate transformations sought by the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal.
What are the characteristics of feeding habits in Finland, Japan, Brazil, India, and China and how do the nutrition footprints in the countries compare to each other? Figure 1 The