United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Consuming Differently, Consuming Sustainably: Behavioural Insights for Policymaking

Publication Year: 2017 Publisher: UNEP

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The objective of this publication is to shed light on opportunities to strengthen the effectiveness of policies for sustainable consumption in both developed and developing countries. The publication provides evidence-based insights from behavioural science, detailing five key behavioural barriers to sustainable consumption. It also includes concrete examples of how behavioural science has been successfully coupled with policy to cost-effectively achieve sustainable consumption.