The progress of climate change and the damage of the ecosystems indicate that sustainable development is one of the most important challenges.
In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations in Agenda 2030 all relevant actors, politics, the economy and every individual are required.
Sustainable development that simultaneously takes into account environmental protection, stable economic, social development and social justice is thus based on the competence or "literacy" of individuals to exercise sustainable action for themselves and collectively and to be able to promote it in mutual cooperation.
What skills enable consumers to act sustainably? What skills do consumers in particular need in order to be able to shape their production and consumption patterns more sustainably?
Answers to this question are to be provided by the "Literacy for Sustainable Consumption", which is developed and presented in this discussion paper.
Vita E. M. Zimmermann-Janssen, Maria J. Welfens, Christa Liedtke:
Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit. Warum wir eine Literacy für nachhaltigen Konsum brauchen
(Zukunftsimpuls no. 16)