• Conference

ICTA-UAB International Conference on Low Carbon Lifestyle Changes

2020
May 6
2020
May 8
Venue
Edifici ICTA-ICP, Carrer de les Columnes s/n
Campus de la UAB
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès Barcelona
Spanien
cancelled
ICTA-UAB International Conference 2020
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ICTA-UAB International Conference 2020
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This conference will explore the role of changing lifestyles in climate change mitigation. Decreasing energy demand and promoting more sustainable consumption patterns are regarded as key elements for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. However, the study of the lifestyle changes required for such purpose has received limited academic attention to date. As is tradition at ICTA-UAB, this conference will bring together researchers from different academic disciplines to address and discuss the impacts, drivers and policies of low-carbon lifestyles.

Conference Themes:

  • Drivers

What are the social, economic, and psychological drivers of carbon-intensive lifestyles?

This theme aims to increase our understanding of why we choose certain lifestyles, and how our decisions depend on our social norms and institutions. Contributions using comparative approaches are also welcome, to highlight how the question of lifestyles differs between different social classes, countries and cultures.

  • Impacts

What is the mitigation potential of different lifestyle changes?

This theme aims to quantify the environmental impact of different ways of living. We want to understand what changes matter most for a transition to a low-carbon society. We also invite contributions that investigate related problems of environmental accounting, the‘rebound effect’, and environmental problem shifting.

  • Policies

How can low-carbon lifestyles be promoted through public policy?

The interest of the final theme is to analyze the impact of demand-side policies. We look for models and empirical research that examine the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of such policies, as well as other possible side-effects. Contributions focusing on political and public support or opposition of policies are also welcome.

Organiser:

ICTA-UAB

Contact:

Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).
Edificio Z (ICTA-ICP). Carrer de les Columnes.
Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès).
Barcelona
Spain
E-Mail: icta.conference2020@uab.cat

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Appointments

Registration
Registration Deadline: 10.03.2020

Payment details

Conference fee: 100 €
Reduced fee: 50 €

Good to know

Registration will open on 15th February

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