Responsible Consumption and Production

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Responsible Consumption in Anthropocene

  • Dzintra IliškoEmail author
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This entry discusses contemporary challenges of unsustainable consumption that are deeply imbedded in our everyday lives and became a part of one’s social life and leads an individual to a “full catastrophe living” (Kabat 2013).

The author points to a complexity of consumption trends and initiatives that have already resulted in successful practices as well as describe those initiatives that still are being designed. The author asserts that only a holistic view and partnership approach between all stakeholders including government, commerce, and private households can foster a responsible and mindful consumption behavior in the communities of practice. Universities play important role in fostering transdisciplinary discourse by inviting multiple stakeholders at the table in dealing with conventional practice of consumption.

The topicality of sustainable consumption is determined by the need to foster more environmentally sustainable ways of living. According to the World...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Daugavpils UniversityDaugavpilsLatvia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Medani P Bhandari
    • 1
  1. 1.SustainabilityAkamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USAHiloUSA