Changing consumption patterns-drivers and the environmental impact

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dc.identifier.uri Sharma, Rasadhika Nguyen, Trung Thanh Grote, Ulrike 2018-11-30T10:09:37Z 2018-11-30T10:09:37Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Sharma, R.; Nguyen, T.T.; Grote, U.: Changing consumption patterns-drivers and the environmental impact. In: Sustainability (Switzerland) 10 (2018), Nr. 11, 4190. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Economic growth coupled with population increase and globalization have engendered structural changes in consumption patterns around the world. Contingent on their composition, these changes can be demanding on natural resources and pose unsustainable challenges for the environment. The paper aims to provide a general framework to assess the link between changing consumption patterns and their environmental impact by focusing on the rising beef demand in Vietnam. It draws from secondary literature and data to find that the increased beef demand in Vietnam is mostly met domestically, but there is a major dependency on imports. Within Vietnam, the rising demand has contributed substantially to the carbon footprint and land use and raised waste disposal concerns. To understand the impact of Vietnamese beef demand at the global level, the paper looks at Australia. Carbon footprint and land use are estimated to provide a perspective on the plausible scale of environmental damage that can be ensued in the future. Changes in consumption patterns are an integral part of our world and will play a significant role in determining the sustainable future of our planet. Therefore, it is important to attain a better understanding of the theme and its possible impact on the environment. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability (Switzerland) 10 (2018), Nr. 11
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject Australia eng
dc.subject Consumption patterns eng
dc.subject Environmental impact eng
dc.subject Resources use eng
dc.subject Sustainable consumption eng
dc.subject Vietnam eng
dc.subject.ddc 333,7 | Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt ger
dc.subject.ddc 690 | Hausbau, Bauhandwerk ger
dc.title Changing consumption patterns-drivers and the environmental impact eng
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 2071-1050
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 11
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 10
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 4190
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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