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Experiences on projects promoting sustainable lifestyles in Nordic countries

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Sustainable Consumption is a focus theme in the Environmental Action Plan 2009-2012 of the Nordic Council of Ministers. As stressed in the Plan, the Nordic countries form a joint market with the same product range and similar patterns of consumption. Hence, the countries can together contribute to developing environmentally adapted production meth-ods and stimulating the interaction between environmentally conscious consumptionand an environment oriented product range. This report presents 22 different projects, realized recently in the Nordic countries, that have promoted sustainable life styles.

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Preface

Sustainable Consumption is a focus theme in the Environmental Action Plan 2009–2012 of the Nordic Council of Ministers. As stressed in the Plan, the Nordic countries form a joint market with the same product range and similar patterns of consumption. Hence, the countries can together contribute to developing environmentally adapted production methods and stimulating the interaction between environmentally conscious consumption and an environment oriented product range. Sustainable consumption is also highly prioritised in sustainability strategies and environmental policy in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and sustainable lifestyles have well been in the agenda of the Nordic cooperation of the Faroe Islands and Åland islands.

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