Studying lifestyles

Examining cross-cultural differences in lifestyles
The Society for Sustainable Living (SSL), in coordination with the Japan Centre and the American Centre for Culture and Commerce (both based in Prague) sponsored a multicultural seminar entitled "Perspectives of Sustainable Living in Europe, Japan and North America (Prague, December 1994). The seminar's objective was to concentrate on religious, ethical, political, social, technical and economic factors necessary for sustainable living, and sustainable and non-sustainable trends in the three regions. It analysed various cultural interpretations of the concepts "sustainable development", sustainable society" and "sustainable future".
If the world had the productivity of the Swiss, the consumption habits of the Chinese, the egalitarian instincts of the Swedes and the social discipline of the Japanese, the planet could support many times its population without privation for anyone. On the other hand, if the world had the productivity of Chad, the consumption habits of the USA, the egalitarian instincts of India and the social discipline of Argentina, then the planet could not support anywhere near its current numbers.
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal