Current consumption patterns in industrialized countries are seen as a significant driver of global sustainability problems. As SDG 12, sustainable consumption is a specific development goal of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. The working group “Transformation Corridors for Sustainable Consumption” deals with development and design options for future consumption patterns against the background of the normative framework of international and national sustainability goals as well as various “corridor concepts” that attempt to define minimum standards and maximum tolerable effects and consequences of consumption practices. The focus is on resource-intensive consumption patterns of households in different phases of life (young adults, families, senior citizens).
The working group started its 18-month work in January 2018, two working meetings and a roundtable discussion are funded by the DFG. ISInova member Melanie Jaeger-Erben is together with Daniel Fischer (Leuphana University) speaker of the working group. The members are:
Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink, Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M, Department 03 Social Sciences, Institute for Sociology; Prof. Dr. Daniel Fischer, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute for Environmental Communication (speaker); Prof. Doris Fuchs, PhD Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research, Department for Educational and Social Sciences; Dr. Konrad Gölz, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research; Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Institute for Social Innovation e.V. (spokesperson); Prof. Dr. Nina Langen, Technical University Berlin, Institute for Vocational Training and Employment Studies; Dr. Sylvia Lorek. Sustainable Europe Research Institute Deutschland e.V.; Prof. Dr. Henrike Rau, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Institute for Geography; Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina Schäfer, Centre for Technology and Society/ Technical University Berlin
*Future Earth is a 10-year research program that systematically brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines and serves as a platform for global expertise and interdisciplinary collaboration for sustainable development. The working groups are a core element of the German Committee for Sustainability (DKN) organization in Future Earth.