The ‘Envisioning Future Low-Carbon Lifestyles and Transitioning Instruments’, 2019-2021, is a demonstration project through the United Nations’ One Planet network. Funded by the Government of Japan through its contribution to the 10YFP Trust Fund, administered by UNEP. This project is led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan, in collaboration with the following organisations. Project partners from 5 countries worked in 6 cities to analyse the lifestyle carbon footprint and engaged with citizens to identify the possible lifestyle changes at each city toward achieving the 1.5-Degree target.
Project Implementation Partners: Akatu Institute (Brazil); Chulalongkorn University (Thailand); ICLEI (South Africa); Swechha India (India)
Communications and Outreach Partners: Hot or Cool Institute (Germany); ICLEI (Japan); SCRI (Japan)
Advisory Partners: D-mat (Finland); National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES)
This session starts with the introduction of the overall achievements of the analysis and participatory process at 6 cities. Then it organises a roundtable discussion among people working on the project at 6 cities to accentuate the importance of a city specific approach and engaging citizens to choose the transition pathways towards sustainable lifestyles.