Making a good life more simple



Angelika Zahrnt

Uwe Schneidewind


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165 pages

The challenges of globally sustainable development cannot be overcome just through an efficient use of energy and resources. Instead, technological innovation must go hand in hand with socially and ecologically responsible lifestyles and consumption patterns.

That is why politics must create appropriate underlying conditions that make a »good life« easier to achieve. The authors outline the first comprehensive programme of a »policy
of frugality« (self-sufficiency). They describe their diverse approaches on a regional, national and international level and show how these can be sensibly combined and implemented in political practice. It is a bold move that adds new momentum to the global debate!

Angelika Zahrnt

ANGELIKA ZAHRNT directed Germany’s largest environmental association BUND for many years and is now active in the Sustainability Committee of the federal government.

Uwe Schneidewind

UWE SCHNEIDEWIND heads the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and was a member of the German Bundestag’s enquete commission »Growth, Prosperity, Quality of Life«.
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