Planting in above ground beds

Community gardening in Hökarängen, Sweden. Photo credit: HOPP!bloggen

It aims to identify key needs, barriers and opportunities for better achievement of the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives in relation to sustainable consumption, and propose effective policy instruments and measures for reduced impact from consumption on environment and health at the local level. In particular, it will:

  • Examine formal and informal incentive structures and conditions that influence sustainable consumption at the local level;
  • Identify effective combinations of new and existing policy instruments and tools for local government aiming to reduce negative environmental and health-related effects of consumption; and
  • Identify and propose suitable indicators for local government to monitor progress towards sustainable consumption, as a particular way of incentivizing and guiding behaviour change.

Read about the project in Swedish: Drivkrafter för hållbar utveckling