Sufficiency policy and tools

To avoid placing the responsibility of realizing sufficiency solely on 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.



Lars-Arvid Brischke

PhD in Energy and Process Engineering
Phone: +49 (0)30 2844578 18

Dr. Martin Pehnt

PhD, Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 0