Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Niels Jungbluth, Karin Flury, Geneviève Doublet

Last modified: 2014-09-11


Nutrition accounts for 30% of environmental impacts caused by the final
consumption of Swiss households. It is the most important activity from an
environmental point of view. We investigated possibilities to reduce the
environmental impacts of food consumption, energy use and mobility in a
systematic approach for different behavioral options of consumers. Most
important improvements for nutrition can be expected on the level of diets
and especially in the reduction of meat consumption. The approach has also
been applied in the consumption sectors mobility and energy use of
households. It allows for a systematic comparison of the reduction potential
of environmental impacts due to different changes in consumer behavior.


food consumption; reduction potential; environmentally friendly diet; sustainable life style


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