About the Low Carbon Gothenburg-report
Looking at statistics and information about lifestyle, income level, consumption, food choices – and much much more, scientists have been able to pin point the kind of lifestyle changes required for us to live in a sustainable society. The report’s timeframe is 2010-2050.
The report’s results don’t end with just a list of changes needed and a time schedule, however: It analyzes how these changes will likely affect the overall happiness and well-being of people. The results are clear: A sustainable lifestyle is also a happy and healthy one. While some of the necessary changes might lower the experienced well-being, other changes will increase it.
The expressed fears, that a sustainable “low carbon” life will mean – for people of the western world – becoming unhappy, seems unfounded. Read the full report in English or Swedish.
The Low Carbon Gothenburg report is a product of the WISE project, a part of Mistra Urban Futures, an international centre for promoting sustainable urban futures, with its base in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mistra Urban Futures believes that the coproduction of knowledge is a winning concept for achieving sustainable urban futures and creating fair, green and dense cities.
The centre is funded by the Mistra Foundation for Strategic Development, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and seven consortium members.