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Future Earth at the UN Environment Assembly: Enablers of Sustainable Lifestyles

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 11 – 15 March 2019. Join the German National Committee Future Earth and the Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network for a side event on 11 March 2019.

Monday, 11 March 2019
Green Tent

Access the event flyer here.

A transformation towards systems of sustainable consumption and production requires many groundbreaking changes that will have to go beyond the efficiency postulates laid out in SDG 12. It will require the design of new infrastructures, governance arrangements, economic models, research agendas, financial institutions, business models and social norms. The need for transformative change is unambiguously reflected in the 2030 Agenda, but has not to date received sufficient endorsement by national governments and others. This event will open up a debate about how strong demand-side policies and social innovations could contribute to sustainable lifestyles and a culture of sufficiency.


  • Leida Rijnhout, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
  • Manisha Anantharaman, Saint Mary‘s College of California
  • Daniel Fischer, Leuphana University of Lueneburg & German Committee Future Earth
  • Representative private/policy sector


  • Mohamed Abdelraouf, Gulf Research Center & Co-chair of UNEPs Major Groups Facilitating Committee

Learn more about the Green Tent at UNEA and see the full schedule here.