Sustainable Production Consumption Systems: Knowledge, Engagement and Practice

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems: Knowledge, Engagement and Practice


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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400791732
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/19/2014
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Production-Consumption Systems and the Pursuit of Sustainability.- 2. Cultivating Consumer Restraint in an Ecologically Full World: The Case of 'Take Back Your Time'.- 3. Sustainability Transitions through the Lens of Lifestyle Dynamics.- 4. Emerging Challenges of Consumer Activism: Protecting Consumers and Advocating Sustainable Consumption in Developing Countries.- 5. Sustainability in the Electricity Production and Consumption System – A Consumers’ Perspective.- 6. Agrofuels in Thailand: Policies, Practices and Prospects.- 7. Enabling Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture: Narrowing the Gaps between Science and Policy in Thailand.- 8. The Contribution of Organic Food Production to Sustainable Nutrition: A Case Study on the Organic Niche Market in Eastern Germany.- 9. Sustainable Information in the Pork Chain.- 10. Sustainable Consumption by Certification: The Case of Coffee.- 11. Production and Consumption of Tourist Landscapes in Coastal Areas: Case Study of Tourism in Malaysia.- 12. Enhancing Sustainable Tourism in Thailand: A Policy Perspective.- 13. Tourism Products, Local Host Communities and Ecosystems in Goa, India.- 14. Conclusion: Linking Knowledge and Action.- Index.

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