Consumer behaviour is key to the impact that society has on its environment. The actions that people take and the choices they make – to consume certain products and services or to live in certain ways rather than others – all have direct and indirect impacts on the environment, as well as on personal (and collective) well-being. This is why the topic of ‘sustainable consumption’ has become a central focus for national and international policy.

The aim of this research fellowship is to explore the conceptual foundations for a view of human behaviour which is consistent with the goal of sustainable consumption and to examine the extent to which such a model could inform the development of a new policy agenda for sustainable consumption. The two main tasks for the fellowship are to engage in an extended critical review of the wide-ranging literature on consumption and to tease out the implications for sustainable consumption policy.



The Earthscan reader on sustainable consumption

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 January 2006 Book

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Non-Technical Summary

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 03 August 2005 Research summary

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Towards a Social Psychology of Sustainable Consumption

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 07 July 2005 Research summary

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Towards a 'Social Psychology' of Sustainable Consumption

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 07 July 2005 Full research report

Can we (should we) regulate cultures of consumption?

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 June 2005 Book chapter

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Motivating sustainable consumption

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 January 2005 Pamphlet

Towards an integrated regional materials flow accounting model

Author: Sinclair Philip Date: 01 January 2005 Journal article

Live better by consuming less? Is there a 'double dividend' in sustainable consumption

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 January 2005 Journal article

Negotiating sustainable consumption - a review of the consumption debate and its policy implications

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 November 2004 Journal article

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Consuming paradise : Unsustainable consumption in cultural and social-psychological context

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 January 2004 Conference paper/presentation

Beyond insatiability : Needs theory, consumption and sustainability

Author: T Jackson Date: 01 January 2004 Book chapter

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Policies for sustainable consumption : A report to the Sustainable Development Commission 20th May 2003

Author: T Jackson Date: 01 September 2003 Working paper

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Models of mammon : A cross-disciplinary survey in pursuit of the sustainable consumer

Author: Tim Jackson Date: 01 January 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Start date
01 January 2003
End date
30 March 2005
Grant holder
Professor Tim Jackson
Grant amount
£144,276.32
Grant reference
RES-332-27-0001
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Studies
Grant type