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Svenfelt, Åsa, PhD, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0218-9746
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Svenfelt, Å. (2024). Envisioning sustainable consumption futures: a guide for workshop facilitators. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2024 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This guide contains instructions for carrying out workshops for envisioning sustainable consumption. The aim of the workshops is to explore what sustainable consumption can be in the future, through working with visioning and thereby capture the many ways in which people envision the future of consumption. The step by stepinstruction includes a background to the workshop format, preparations before carrying out a workshop and a detailed workshop schedule. You are free to use this guide for carrying out workshops, but we ask you to refer to this report as a source when doing so.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2024. p. 19
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 249
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-346602 (URN)978-91-8040-897-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Note

QC 20240521

Available from: 2024-05-20 Created: 2024-05-20 Last updated: 2024-05-21
van der Voorn, T., Quist, J., Svenfelt, Å., Kok, K., Hickman, R., Sheppard, S., . . . Banister, D. (2023). Advancing participatory backcasting for climate change adaptation planning using 10 cases from 3 continents. Climate Risk Management, 42, Article ID 100559.
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2023 (English)In: Climate Risk Management, E-ISSN 2212-0963, Vol. 42, article id 100559Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the face of climate change, a major challenge is to inform and guide long-term climate change adaptation planning under deep uncertainty, while aiming at transformative change. Normative futures studies approaches, such as participatory backcasting, visioning and transition management, are increasingly applied, but their potential for climate change adaptation research and practice remains undervalued. This paper aims to advance the potential of backcasting in climate adaptation, by comparing various climate change adaptation studies that have used backcasting or visioning approaches. A framework has been further developed and applied to evaluate 10 cases in Africa, Europe and North America, using four dimensions: (i) inputs and settings; (ii) process and methods (iii) results, and (iv), impact. Our evaluation provides key insights into the use and further development of backcasting for climate adaptation. Key elements to add are advanced system modeling, robust elements, pathway switching and hybrid pathways, enhancing participation of marginal groups, and contributing to impact by facilitating the utilization of results and knowledge in practice and decision making.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2023
Keywords
Backcasting, Climate adaptation, Pathways, Scenarios, Visions
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-337447 (URN)10.1016/j.crm.2023.100559 (DOI)001146804100001 ()2-s2.0-85171344100 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20240206

Available from: 2023-10-06 Created: 2023-10-06 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Reinholdsson, T., Hedesström, M., Ejelöv, E., Hansla, A., Bergquist, M., Svenfelt, Å. & Nilsson, A. (2023). Nudging green food: The effects of a hedonic cue, menu position, a warm-glow cue, and a descriptive norm. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 22(3), 557-568
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Consumer Behaviour, ISSN 1472-0817, E-ISSN 1479-1838, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 557-568Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Meat consumption is associated with both public health risks and substantial CO2 emissions. In a large-scale field-experiment, we applied four nudges to the digital menus in 136 hamburger restaurants. The nudges promoted vegetarian food purchases by either (1) changing the menu position of vegetarian food, or aligning vegetarian food with (2) a hedonic, taste-focused nudge, (3) the warm-glow effect, or (4) a descriptive social norm. These nudges were thus aimed to shift salience toward a certain goal or the salience of a specific alternative. Vegetarian food purchases were measured in two datasets analyzing if nudges affected customers' “route” to ordering vegetarian food (29,640 observations), and the total number of vegetarian food sold during the intervention (346,081 observations). Results showed that the position nudge affected customers route to buying vegetarian food. More specifically, making the “green category” more accessible made more customers order through that category. Interestingly, this did not affect the total number of vegetarian sales. However, results indicate that nudges that utilize the salience of goals, in particular hedonic goals, may have an overall positive effect on total vegetarian sales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley, 2023
National Category
Economics Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-330100 (URN)10.1002/cb.2129 (DOI)000903318900001 ()2-s2.0-85145097363 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20230626

Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-06-26Bibliographically approved
Finnveden, G., Bradley, K., Klintman, M., Larsson, J., Lehner, M., Mont, O., . . . Svenfelt, Å. (2023). Sustainable consumption – moving from niche to mainstream. In: Conference Book of Abstracts: . Paper presented at International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference (ISIE), Leiden, Netherlands, 2-5 July 2023.
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2023 (English)In: Conference Book of Abstracts, 2023Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-330707 (URN)
Conference
International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference (ISIE), Leiden, Netherlands, 2-5 July 2023
Note

QC 20230703

Available from: 2023-06-30 Created: 2023-06-30 Last updated: 2023-07-03Bibliographically approved
Svenfelt, Å., Engström, E., Eggestrand, H. & Gerdin, E. (2022). 62 sätt att möjliggöra hållbar konsumtion: En samling exempel från forskning inom Mistra Sustainable Consumption.
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2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract
Series
Mistra Sustainable Consumption report ; 1:16
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-311578 (URN)978-91-8040-202-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Note

QC 20220523

Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2024-07-05Bibliographically approved
Svenfelt, Å., Engström, E., Eggestrand, H. & Gerdin, E. (2022). 62 ways of enabling sustainable consumption. A collection of examples from research in Mistra Sustainable Consumption. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2022
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 2216
Series
Mistra Sustainable Consumption report ; 1:16E
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-313097 (URN)978-91-8040-296-5 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Note

QC 20220607

Available from: 2022-05-30 Created: 2022-05-30 Last updated: 2022-09-23Bibliographically approved
Nässén, J., Andersson, D., Benders, R., Berglund, M., Brown, N., Carlsson Kanyama, A., . . . Svenfelt, Å. (2022). Potentials and consequences of altered consumption practices.
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 47
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 222
Series
Mistra Sustainable Consumption report ; 1:14
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-311587 (URN)978-91-8040-178-4 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20221003

Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Svenfelt, Å., Bradley, K., André, E., Järbel, J., Kamb, A., Klintman, M., . . . Schoonover, H. (2022). Sustainable consumption and beyond: Final report from phase 1 of the research program Mistra Sustainable Consumption: 2018-2021. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2022. p. 47
Series
Mistra Sustainble Consumption reports ; 1:13
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-323102 (URN)978-91-8040-472-3 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Note

QC 20230120

Available from: 2023-01-16 Created: 2023-01-16 Last updated: 2023-01-20Bibliographically approved
Parekh, V. & Svenfelt, Å. (2022). Taking sustainable eating practices from niche to mainstream: the perspectives of Swedish food-provisioning actors on barriers and potentials. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 18(1), 292-308
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2022 (English)In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, E-ISSN 1548-7733, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 292-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The food system is a major driver of anthropogenic environmental impacts and in Sweden a sizeable proportion of the country’s relatively large per capita ecological footprint is attributable to food. In short, sustainable eating practices need to become mainstream. Actors within the food-provisioning system likely have valuable insights into how such a transition could be enabled. This article presents the results of a qualitative study that aimed to examine the perspectives of these individuals on such a transition in Sweden using a social practice framework to identify framings of barriers and potentials for mainstreaming sustainable eating practices. We found that conventional framings and models for explaining change and transitions dominate. These approaches center on providing alternative food products, with some attention devoted to normalizing sustainable eating through product design, communication, and marketing. However, exceptions to these strategies include calls for redefining business profitability in terms of human and planetary health and notions of a decentralized food-provisioning system consisting of small-scale actors and limited by the regional and seasonal supply of food. Our analysis suggests that interventions for mainstreaming sustainable eating practices need to move beyond a constrained recrafting of mainstream eating practices and toward systematic practice substitution that favors considerations regarding how eating practices connect to other practices that constitute people’s everyday lives. We conclude by discussing implications for the food-provisioning system and suggest directions for further research that could lead to the development of strategies for mainstreaming sustainable eating practices in Sweden and elsewhere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa UK Limited, 2022
Keywords
Social practices; sustainable food consumption; business; mainstreaming; transitions; food provisioning
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-318316 (URN)10.1080/15487733.2022.2044197 (DOI)000891811900001 ()2-s2.0-85128278341 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Mistra Sustainable Consumption
Funder
Mistra Sustainable Consumption, fas 1
Note

QC 20220921

Available from: 2022-09-20 Created: 2022-09-20 Last updated: 2022-12-16Bibliographically approved
Skånberg, K. & Svenfelt, Å. (2021). Expanding the IPAT identity to quantify backcasting sustainability scenarios. Futures & Foresight Science, 4(2), Article ID e116.
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2021 (English)In: Futures & Foresight Science, ISSN 2573-5152, Vol. 4, no 2, article id e116Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper builds on four qualitative backcasting scenarios that illustrate sustainable futures in a Swedish setting. The paper complements the originally qualitative scenarios by developing an eight‐step modified and expanded IPAT model—originally describing environmental impact as a product of population, affluence, and technology—that also enables quantitative descriptions of the scenarios. The modified and expanded IPAT model is used to show how the scenarios can stay within the climate aspect of sustainability. The result is quantified descriptions of the development paths of energyrelated carbon dioxide emissions, working hours, man‐made capital stocks, recycled and nonrecycled materials used, and different types of energy used in the four scenarios. The four main findings are (a) the back‐bone instrument in making the energy system fossilfree will, in all scenarios, substitute fossil energy with renewable energy; (b) however, to succeed with that it is necessary to use different mixes of many complementary climate policy instruments; (c) IPAT models can be modified and expanded in many different ways to act as quantitative descriptions of different technological developments and social changes in scenario exercises; (d) by disregarding gross domestic product as a proxy for affluence, and replacing it with labor and capital, behavioral concepts like sharing and prolonged product lifetimes can more easily be introduced as climate policy options in a modified and expanded IPAT model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley, 2021
Keywords
backcasting, beyond growth, climate policies, expanding IPAT, quantify scenarios
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-318317 (URN)10.1002/ffo2.116 (DOI)2-s2.0-85156261379 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

QC 20220921

Available from: 2022-09-20 Created: 2022-09-20 Last updated: 2023-07-11Bibliographically approved
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