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Policy interventions to encourage sustainable consumption 2023


This report aims to summarise policy interventions that could be used by governments to influence the sustainability of consumption.

The report begins by introducing readers to the policy context and scope of the document. It then explores audiences that could be targeted by sustainable consumption policy interventions. Next, it identifies key barriers to sustainable consumption that policy interventions could aim to overcome. Finally, it runs through a range of possible policy interventions grouped by type, giving examples of where these have been implemented and, where information is available, commenting on the effectiveness of their implementation and other factors that would need to be considered.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·11·01

Harris, M. 2023. Policy interventions to encourage sustainable consumption. JNCC Report 747 (Guidance report). JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

We would like to thank Scottish Government, Defra, Welsh Government and DAERA for conception of the idea for this report, steering group representation and review. We would also like to thank WWF for their review and input.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·11·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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