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Social learning and sustainability

When and how do social protagonists learn and change towards sustainable development? What conditions are required to foster this and what are obstructive? What role can companies and consumers play here? The book addresses these questions which are of particular importance for combating climate change. The focus is thus on the climate-relevant areas of construction and housing, mobility, information and communication. The articles examine learning and change processes at the overall macro-level of society, as well as at the meso-level of companies and the micro-level of individual consumers. The book is aimed primarily at scientists as well as interested practitioners from companies, authorities and NGOs.

The anthology comprises papers by the group of young scientists “Social Learning and Sustainability” (GALENA), in which scientists from Oldenburg University and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) work together. The group is subsidised by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the socio-ecological research initiative