Rethinking Sustainable Consumption: Evaluation and further development of measures and instruments

The project aims firstly to carry out an ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of selected measures of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption in order to identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps as well as the proportionality of the resources used, secondly to contribute to the debate on "hard" and "soft" instruments for promoting sustainable consumption and thirdly to develop policy recommendations for the further development of the National Programme. The following steps are carried out: 1) Development of an analysis grid, 2) Ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of the overall logic and selected programme measures, 3) Preparation of a discussion paper and implementation of three case studies using focus groups on the possible combination and acceptance of "hard" and "soft" measures to promote sustainable consumption, 4) Development of recommendations for political action.


More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2020

Project manager

Dr. Corinna Fischer

Project staff

Ruth Blanck
Prof. Dr. Rainer Grießhammer
Senior Adviser
Dr. Michael Jakob
Roman Seidl
Kevin Stuber-Rousselle
Dr. Franziska Wolff

Funded by

German Environment Agency (UBA)

Project partners

Prof. Dr. Rainer Grießhammer
Prof. Dr. Lucia Reisch
ConPolicy GmbH
Technische Universität Berlin