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ConsEnSus: consumption, environment and sustainability
(EPA Ireland, 2015)
Sustainable consumption is generally conceived as the use of goods and services that respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life, while minimising the use of natural resources, toxic materials, and emissions ...
Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries
Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects ...
From invisibility to impact: Recognising the scientific and societal relevance of interdisciplinary sustainability research
Academics are increasingly expected to produce concrete and directly applicable solutions to hard-to-solve 'real world problems' such as poverty, development, and environmental degradation. However, conventional assessments ...
Imaginaries and practices: learning from ENERGISE about the integration of social sciences with the EU Energy Union
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-08-24)
This chapter aims (1) to identify problematic framings relating to the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research with the developing EU Energy Union and (2) to account for the practice of SSH-related ...
Reducing residential carbon emissions in Ireland: Challenges and policy responses
(Palgrave Pivot, Cham, 2019-06-08)
Carbon emissions from the residential sector in Ireland are higher than the European average and are rising. This is a concern in a country already struggling to meet its agreed climate targets. In this chapter, the authors ...
Developing policies and instruments for sustainable consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures
In recent years, the concept of sustainable consumption (SC) has received increased attention. Overconsumption in industrialized countries still presents major challenges to achieving sustainable development goals despite ...
Introduction: Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity
The necessity to reconcile the needs and wants of human society with the limits of the global ecological system has resulted in proposals for alternative forms of development that prioritise human flourishing and well-being ...
Researching complex sustainability issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments
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Sustainable transitions in residential energy use: Characteristics and governance of urban-based initiatives across Europe
Reducing domestic energy use in cities has become a key focus in achieving sustainability goals. Recent and on-going efforts to address excessive residential energy use have taken various forms and have been initiated by ...
Achieving sustainability transitions in residential energy use across Europe: The importance of problem framings
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector is central to European energy policy. However, the speed and scale of sustainable energy transitions need to accelerate. There is a growing consensus that meeting ...