Responsible consumption – Definition
What is: Responsible Consumption
Based on the Brundtland Commission’s classic definition of sustainability, consumption is sustainable “if it leads to the satisfaction of the needs of all people living today and does not endanger the ability of future generations to satisfy the needs.” Ulf Schrader/Ursula Hansen, Sustainable Consumption, in: UmweltWirtschaftsForum (UWF), 10 (2002) 4, pp. 12 – 17.
In this concept, the sustainable consumer is no longer an egoistic benefit optimiser, but an ecologically and socially responsible citizen who considers the consequences of his actions, especially when it comes to consumption. Sustainable consumption therefore does not restrict freedom of consumption, but rather makes it possible to shape it responsibly.
- Restorative economy (https://nonprofitquarterly.org/restorative-economics-a-values-based-roadmap-to-a-just-economy/)
- Regenerative economy (https://capitalinstitute.org/8-principles-regenerative-economy/)