Hot or Cool Policy Lead Magnus Bengtsson is presenting at the regional kick-off workshop of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs” (3RProMar) project, implemented by GIZ. His presentation will convey key findings and conclusions of a regional gap-analysis study on circular economy for plastics in ASEAN, which he led together with Hot or Cool’s Managing Director Lewis Akenji.
The 1.5-Degree Lifestyles report illustrate the scale of the sustainable living challenge and the need for greenhouse gas emission of 80 percent by 2050 counting today’s intensity of lifestyles. Cities are the perfect leverage point for enabling 1.5-degree living. The Future Lifestyles project shows that enabling urban infrastructures and municipal services are necessary to enable 1.5 degree living.
This event will delve into how we can change how we consume and explore how sustainable living can enable circularity. Policy makers will recount how and why some policy strategies have been successfully (or less successfully) implemented.We will also explore the positive externalities of health and well-being that can be achieved when we address environmental issues.
Evidence shows that all economies will have to adjust lifestyles and consumption levels to live below a 1.5-degree global rise in temperature, while attending to inequality and supporting wellbeing. In essence we need to re-think how we eat, move, live and choose to spend our time and resources. Moreover, we need to re-design the systems (infrastructure, policy, markets, technology, etc.) that support our current ways of living.
This event, hosted by Hot or Cool Institute and the Go4SDGs initiative, will explore how our future lifestyles need to change and pathways to future sustainable living.
The world is currently characterized by multiple global crises, which are highly interconnected and require fundamental, systemic changes to address their underpinning driving forces.
Join the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation for a discussion around the lessons that can be drawn out from crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic in view of ensuring a resilient sustainable future for Europe.