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What is a sustainable lifestyle?

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

Does GDP really correspond to happiness? Is our happiness tied up with ''stuff''? And what is a sustainable lifestyle? A UNEP video helps explain

Next to demands for international climate agreements and government targets for carbon emissions and biodiversity, the way we live our lives often gets lost or forgotten.

'The area of lifestyle choice has often been regarded as too subjective, too ideological, too value laden, or simply too intractable to be amenable to policy intervention,' argues Tim Jackson, author of 'prosperity without growth'.

The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) have produced a report and this video to look more closely at ideas about sustainable living from around the world and how more of us could achieve them.

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