Sustainable consumption, what is that?
Sustainable consumption has been defined by the UN as: “To be able to buy what we need to be able to meet our needs, without jeopardizing the opportunities of future generations to be able to meet their needs.”
To achieve a more sustainable consumption that contributes to sustainable development, everyone in society must help. Sweden is in tenth place over the countries that emit the most polluting gases per person. But much of what we consume, including clothes and electronics, has been manufactured in other countries and is therefore counted as emissions in China, India and Bangladesh and not with us. Should the emissions be counted in the countries where the goods are consumed instead, Swedes would emit twice as much per person (12 tonnes/year). This says something about how much our consumption affects emissions. I believe that we all need to drastically reduce our consumption and encourage you to shop second hand as much as possible to reduce your impact on the climate. What is your opinion of this?
I made a video to share my thoughts about the Climate Crisis, Minimalism & Veganism. I also share some tips on being more sustainable and how to go vegan.