Simple Living and Sustainable Consumption

Problemy Ekorozwoju - Problems of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 67-74, 2011

8 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011

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Jakub Kronenberg

University of Lodz

Natsuyo Iida

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 1, 2011

Abstract

After a brief reference to the philosophical background of simple living and its basic ideas, we explore how simple living can aid sustainable consumption. We look at general linkages between the two concepts and suggest how simple living can be used to support sustainable development (what elements to promote, what policy instruments to use, what barriers may be encountered). We conclude that philosophical reflection is the most important element of simple living that might enrich the current debate on sustainable consumption and suggest how to further strengthen the popularity of simple living movement.

Keywords: simple living, sustainable consumption, voluntary simplicity, rebound effect, happiness

JEL Classification: O13,Q20, Q32, Q41, R11, M14

Suggested Citation

Kronenberg, Jakub and Iida, Natsuyo, Simple Living and Sustainable Consumption (June 1, 2011). Problemy Ekorozwoju - Problems of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 67-74, 2011 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967065

Jakub Kronenberg (Contact Author)

University of Lodz ( email )

POW 3/5
Lodz, 90-255
Poland

Natsuyo Iida

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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