Online Workshop Session: Spill-over effects of sustainable behaviour
Part of a series of online workshops by SDSN Switzerland and NRP 73 ‘Sustainable economy'
25.06.2020 | 16:00 – 18:00 | online via ZOOM
Results of the workshop
'Graphic Recording by Filippo Buzzini, www.sketchysolutions.ch
Calls to action
To the Hauseigentümerverband HEV (house owner association): Start challenges and motivate property owners (your members) to act in a more ecological way saving money, resources and energy. Choose playfull formats (such as bike-to-work).
To the federal offices, real estate companies and house owners: Promote a water standard (water meter) in households through a) mandatory obligation or b) incentives / self-regulation.
To public institutions and companies: True cost accounting and internalization of external effects, ensuring consumers pay the right price.
Presentations of the session leaders
Spillover Effects of Sustainable Behavior (Renate Schubert, Harald Mayr)
Consumption patterns, limited budgets and motivation in consumers
Consumption patterns of individuals are key in the transition towards a sustainable economy. The NRP 73 research project from Prof. Dr. Renate Schubert Sustainable Consumer Behaviour assesses if consumers who are motivated to use a particular natural resource in a sustainable way also use other natural resources more sustainably or whether there are negative side effects due to a limited budget of environmental friendliness of consumer behaviours.
Objectives of the workshop
Presentation of research findings
Discussion of the implications of the research findings for property owners
Exploring the role of behavioural interventions for the transitions to a sustainable economy bearing in mind potential spill-over effects.
Formulate three calls to action and address them to specific stakeholders
15:45 | Participants join the online workshop
16:00 | Introduction by the facilitator
16:05 | Breaking the ice
16:15 | Input by the session leaders to set the scene
16:30 | Discussion in breakout rooms. Participants are invited to formulate two calls to action based on the research findings.
17:30 | Fishbowl discussion with the session leaders, experts and participants to validate and prioritize the calls to action and discuss how stakeholders can implement them.
18:00 | End of the session
Session leaders & Experts
Prof. Dr. Renate Schubert, Chair of Economics, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Science, ETH Zürich
Dr. Harald Mayr, Postdoc, ETH Zurich
Dr. Albert Merino-Saum, Scientist, Laboratory for Human Environment Relations in Urban Systems, EPFL
Francesca Boucard, Senior Economist Real Estate bei Swiss Life Asset Managers
Linda Jucker, Stv. Geschäftsleiterin Ökozentrum, Projekt „konsumGLOBAL“