Future Lifestyles addresses the implications of mitigating climate change and the Paris Agreement targets by assessing the needs of households as they attempt to make changes to reduce their lifestyle carbon footprint.
The Future Lifestyles project is a collaboration between IGES in Japan and Hot or Cool, together with project partners in Brazil, India, South Africa, and Thailand. The project aims to:
- engage households in applying research underpinning their options of living low-carbon lifestyles
- monitor the lifestyle carbon footprints of participating households during the study
- identify limitations in the household agency, including the presence or absence of systemic factors that influence households’ abilities to transition to low-carbon lifestyles
- engage the public in envisioning sustainable lifestyles in each country