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Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge-Action Network Establishes Steering Committee

The Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production announces establishment of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will guide development of the Knowledge-Action Network in collaboration with a six-person Management Team and a soon-to-be appointed Advisory Committee.

At its inaugural meeting on March 6, Steering Committee members discussed their roles and responsibilities that include contributing to the Knowledge-Action Network’s ongoing Working Groups and its ad hoc Task Forces, helping to facilitate the flow of information among the constituent parts of the Knowledge-Action Network, and contributing to shaping research and policy through organizing workshops, colloquia, and other Knowledge-Action Network-sponsored events.

The Knowledge-Action Network presently supports six Working Groups focused on political economy, sustainable consumption and production in cities, social change, communicating sustainable consumption and production, global value chains, and circular economy.

Current Task Force activities are devoted to governance, finance, recruitment of new affiliates, Working Group coordination, communications, and international affairs.

Administrative support for the Knowledge-Action Network is provided by Future Earth’s Regional Centre for Asia which is part of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan.

Steering Committee Members

Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption & Production as of March 27, 2019:

Eva Alfredsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Kartika Anggraeni, Collaborating Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Germany

Magnus Bengtsson*, Independent Researcher/Consultant, Japan

Janis Brizga, University of Latvia, Latvia

Anthony Chiu, De La Salle University, Philippines

Maurie Cohen*, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Leonie Dendler, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Paul Dewick, University of Manchester, UK

Tim Foxon, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK

Charlotte Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Sylvia Lorek*, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany

Hein Mallee*, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

Michael Maniates, Yale University-National University of Singapore, Singapore

Manu V. Mathai, Azim Premji University, India

Steven McGreevy*, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

Jaco Quist, TU Delft, Netherlands

Leida Rijnhout, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, UK

Patrick Schröder*, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Daigee Shaw, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Julia Steinberger, University of Leeds, UK

Victoria Thoresen, Inland Norway University, Norway

Philip Vergragt, Clark University, USA

Daniel Welch, University of Manchester, UK

Lei Zhang, Renmin University, China

*Denotes Management Team member

Press contact: Masami Oka, Communications Officer, Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia

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