Oslo Rountable on Sustainable Production and Consumption
Part 2 SHARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
2.1 - Civil Society

Citizens can help change consumption patterns in their multiple roles as consumers, householders, workers and voters. Women have a particularly powerful role in influencing sustainable consumption decisions. The challenge is to find ways to empower citizens to take effective environmental actions in their homes, communities and workplaces. A starting point is for citizens to take account of information on the environmental impact of goods and services in their consumption choices.

Environment, development, consumer, women`s and community-based organisations have undertaken a wide range activities to support individual and household efforts to achieve sustainable lifestyles. These efforts could be strengthened by further work to:

Improving Understanding and Analysis

Applying Tools for Modifying Behaviour

Monitoring, Evaluating and Reviewing Performance

- Monitor and evaluate progress of local, national and international authorities, institutions and industry for action on: green tax reform, land use patterns, the phase-out of toxic chemicals, reducing energy and material consumption, the need for transport (especially in the industrialised countries), and promoting the “right to know”.

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