Pathways to Sustainable Lifestyles Global Stocktaking Report [published draft]

Published Draft: March 2015
Research Report

The purpose of this stocktaking report is to contribute to the overall development of the
Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on
Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) by delivering a better understanding of the
complex relations between lifestyles and sustainability, briefly explaining the relevant role of
research, policy development, education and civic action as fundamental tools to enable,
strengthen and safeguard sustainable lifestyles, and identifying regional, sub regional, national
and local initiatives and actions that indicate a shift towards more sustainable lifestyles or the
safeguarding of sustainable traditional knowledge and cultural practices. In other words, this
report will present the concept of sustainable lifestyles as understood today; identify common
lifestyles issues and differences between regions; and present examples of the trends and
innovations that are in place to address them, placing a special focus on education. This report
will consider how transformative learning and change towards sustainable lifestyles can be
accelerated and enhanced through the initiatives of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education

Victoria Thoresen
Carme Martinez-Roca
Luis Flores Mimica
Cathy Rutivi
Sevgi Kalkan
Fabienne Pierre
Khairoon Abbas
Helene Cruypenninck