"Sustainable production and consumption: Are we making the link?" - Workshop

Past Event

31 May 2013, 11:00am - 5:00pm


This workshop is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre

Summary: Given the globalization of resource production and consumption, purchasing behaviours and land use decisions in one part of the world have widespread impacts on production systems elsewhere. Yet these two sides of the production/consumption supply chain are often treated as separate, decoupled policy problems. As part of this decoupling, there is inadequate attention to how global demand for the verification of sustainability shapes the types of production systems recognized as ³green² as well as overall levels and distribution of global consumption. Likewise there is inadequate attention to how decisions to conserve natural resources in one country or region may displace the environmental costs of production elsewhere. Yet these and other cross-cutting questions are arguably central to global sustainability.

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Organised by Dr Constance McDermott, James Martin Senior Research Fellow in Forest Governance. To book a place, please visit https://bookwhen.com/octf