The present trend analysis systematically examines how socio-economic and socio-cultural trends can affect the use of resources. The trend analysis, with contributions by Ecologic Institute's Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers, is available for download.
Technological developments and trends can contribute significantly to resource conservation. However, the concrete impact of these developments and trends always depends on the social context. In addition to political framework conditions, social routines, patterns of action and consumption styles are important, as they have a considerable influence on individual and societal resource requirements.
Contact: Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (Ecologic Institute)