Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
Online ISSN : 1881-0519
Print ISSN : 1880-2761
ISSN-L : 1880-2761
Commentary and Discussion
Sustainability Science Approaches to Consumption Pattern and Lifestyle
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2017 Volume 13 Issue 4 Pages 370-377


Consumption pattern is recognized as a key factor in the pursuit of sustainable development within institutional debate. However, measures for alternative consumption pattern has long focused on the production side due to the lack of well-founded understanding in consumer behavior, and institutional reticence to be engaged in actions that question the structure of modern society. In the recent years, academic research in consumption pattern and lifestyle is gaining recognition in the field of Sustainability Science. To identify the research trends and methodologies embarked on consumption pattern in Sustainability Science, quantitative and qualitative literature review was conducted on three core journals of Sustainability Science. The results find that current research effort focuses on the sustainability of resources, and there is a dearth of attention in connecting consumption with well-being.

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