The 1.5-Degree Lifestyles project investigates the impacts of consumption and lifestyles on climate change and the potential contributions of lifestyle changes to the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Agreement.
Our actions and behaviours comprise our lifestyles. We make decisions based on our capabilities, our resources, and the effect we hope to have, on ourselves and on others. The 1.5-Degree Lifestyles project does the following:
- quantify the carbon footprint of our current lifestyles within the domains of housing, mobility, nutrition, consumer goods, and leisure
- examine consumption patterns to understand the context behind these decisions
- establish targets for lifestyle carbon footprints consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement
- identify options consistent with planetary warming of fewer than 1.5 degrees Celsius