Policies for Transition

A series of policy briefs disseminating overall project outcomes was produced as GLAMURS was concluded in late 2016, which summarize some of the most important findings of the project.


Policy Brief 1: How to support transitions towards more sustainable lifestyles?

This Policy Brief points out the main barriers and drivers for sustainable lifestyle changes, particularly paying attention to the issue of time-availability. Key insights refer to the identified need for supportive policy strategies, the importance of a connection between technological and societal changes, the impact of quality of life and time use as well as the perception of trust and authenticity in the engagment with sustainable initiatives.

Policy Brief 2: Supporting transdisciplinary research, scientific integration and knowledge co-production for transitions to sustainable living in Europe

This Policy Brief outlines the significance of trans- and interdisciplinary research when striving for more sustainable lifestyles in Europe and respective insights gained through the work in GLAMURS. Recognising the need for new methods in this form of research, recommendations include a call for further funding to promote these new scientific appraoches and the break down of institutional barriers to promoting sustainability research and sustainable lifestyles.

Policy Brief  3: Towards sustainability: Governance options for societal change

This Policy Brief acknowledges the dichotomy between strong support for sustainability and a sense of disillusion with governance in this area in public opinion. Proposals to ameliorate this situation thus suggest more active support of diversity of governance pathways as well as flexible and reliable governmental support for grassroots initiatives.