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Sustainable consumption and the problem of resilience

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Year
2010

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Hess, D., 2010, Sustainable consumption and the problem of resilience: Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy, v. 6, iss. 2, 12 p.

Summary

The twenty-first century is likely to witness increased levels of weather-related disasters, droughts, epidemics, food shortages, habitat destruction, and resource conflicts. Those environmental and systemic problems will be mediated and exacerbated by potential economic dislocations, including job losses, financial crises, and commodity-price increases. As a result, the problem of resilience will increasingly permeate the politics and policies of sustainability transitions. Using a comparative analysis of two American households located at opposited ends of the income pyramid, this article explores the issue of how to think about the relationship between sustainable consumption and resilience. Although the two goals can be configured [...]

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Hess, D.

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