Sufficiency policy and tools

To prevent the responsibility for realising sufficiency resting solely with the individual, sufficiency principles should be enabled and promoted by policy measures, instruments and frameworks. Novel measures for wealth, investment in infrastructures promoting a sufficient lifestyle, and changes in the politics of competition and distribution are among the relevant framework measures. Food policy may be designed to prevent food waste and reduce meat consumption. Road speed limits and preferential funding of parking space for car sharing vehicles may render individual car transport less attractive and promote alternatives. However, to encourage and enable citizens to engage in a more sufficient lifestyle, a number of changes in labour, education, health, consumer, transport and economic policy are required.

Projects

Contact:

Dr. Lars-Arvid Brischke

Doctor of Energy and Process Engineering

Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 81
Phone Berlin: +49 (0)30 2844578 18

Dr. Martin Pehnt

PhD, Dipl. Physicist
Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 0
E-Mail: martin.pehnt@ifeu.de