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The Role of Local Governments in Governing Sustainable Consumption and Sharing Cities

  • Jenny Palm
  • Nora Smedby
  • Kes Mccormick
  • Oksana Mont
Publishing year: 2019-12-01
Language: English
Pages: 172-184
Publication/Series: A Research Agenda for Sustainable Consumption Governance
Volume: 1
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract english

Municipalities are key actors in their role as planners for sustainable urban development, and also have the responsibility to transform ambitious national and global goals and visions into local practices (McCormick et al., 2013). The role of municipalities in relation to enhancing sustainable consumption patterns has been increasingly highlighted by policy-makers and in research. Creating sustainable societies and shaping their consumption patterns has become an everyday activity for municipalities. This is also the case for the Nordic countries and not least for Sweden, which will be used as an example in this Chapter. The Nordic countries have the ambition of becoming sustainable leaders and enabling sustainable consumption (Mont et al., 2013).


  • cities
  • consumption
  • governance


  • ISBN: 978 1 78811 781 4
Kes McCormick
E-mail: kes [dot] mccormick [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

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