The two-and-a-half-day workshop was divided between a focus on the production of sustainable-production-and-consumption research and its communication and application in practice.
The GRF workshop in Rio De Janeiro aimed to achieve the following seven objectives:
- To identify some of the most critical research questions to be investigated in the next 5-10 years, from the perspective of researchers as well as practitioners, educators, and policy makers.
- To review and assess the current state of knowledge on SCP around the globe, particularly in different regions.
- To create a bridge between researchers and practitioners from different regions around the world in a creative process of exchange of information, knowledge, and perspectives on sustainable production and consumption.
- To review the state-of-the-art concerning how change is achieved and what mechanisms are effective to achieve a switch to sustainable consumption and production patterns.
- To explore how to effectively communicate SCP research and findings to users and the general public, especially in different global regions.
- To formulate and send a clear message on the role of SCP research and practice as it applies to the global policy debate at the UN Rio+20 conference.
- To examine and encourage research and efforts addressing well-being, inequality and alternative concepts and measures of prosperity, such as the Millennium Consumption Goals.
For full workshop details, including the agenda, list of participants and their bios, click here.
The mission of the GRF is to strengthen the community of researchers and practitioners engaged in research on the worldwide transition to sustainable production and consumption systems. It builds on a 20+ year research tradition on sustainable production and consumption by numerous researchers, institutes, and networks around the world, and on many successful attempts to apply research findings into policy, civil society, and business.
Visit the GRF website: http://grfscp.wordpress.com/.