Fundamental decarbonisation

through sufficiency

by lifestyle changes

What is sufficiency ?

The sufficiency principle reconsiders how we satisfy our needs.
It favours options that are intrinsically low in emissions and resource use

Sufficiency means for example (click the elements) :

switching from car
and flights to bike
and public
transport
choosing
plant-based diets
repairing and
sharing goods
reconsidering our
consumption
demands

Why is sufficiency important ?

Sufficiency lifestyles can:

facilitate the transition to climate
neutrality through a lower energy
demand.

increase wellbeing for example
health improvements through
reduced meat consumption or
switch from car to bicycle or e-bike

reduce the costs for the transition
to climate neutrality

How can sufficiency become more powerful?

Lifestyles are embedded within the
structures of our society

Today our consumption choices are
often steered towards options that
cause more emissions and resource
use

Policy can facilitate sufficiency
lifestyles making them more
convenient and cheaper

Why is sufficiency important ?

Sufficiency lifestyles can:

facilitate the transition to climate
neutrality through a lower energy
demand

increase wellbeing for example
health improvements through
reduced meat consumption or
switch from car to bicycle or e-bike

reduce the costs for the transition to 
climate neutrality

How can sufficiency become more powerful?

Lifestyles are embedded within the
structures of our society

Today our consumption choices are
often steered towards options that
cause more emissions and resource
use

Policy can facilitate sufficiency
lifestyles making them more
convenient and cheaper

What will we do in FULFILL ?

Create scientific basis for the project

We review the literature on
sufficiency and develop a
definition of indicators for
sufficiency

We analyse empirically sufficiency on the

       micro level          individuals and                    households   

 meso level    municipalities and communities   

  macro level
         national and                          European  

Which effects can be expected if sufficiency lifestyles are adopted across Europe?

Evaluation of impacts on climate,
economy and society through
macroeconomic models

How can the EU foster sufficiency lifestyles?

We will discuss with citizens,
politicians, businesses and
employees of the EU commission
which policy recommendations
are most favourable

We will inform Europeans through
website, social media and press articles
about sufficiency and its potentials

News

FULFILL @ eceee summer study 2022

The european council for an energy efficient economy (eceee) organises every year a conference in Hyères in the South of...
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FULFILL and sufficiency in the press

Since last autumn energy prices are increasing. With Russia's war on Ukraine since 24th February 2022 previously unattained heights were...
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First Project Meeting

This week we completed our first entirely digital project meeting. The meeting was split into 3 sessions of 4 hours...
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Website launch!

The website has just launched. We have the pleasure to welcome you on it :D. Previous Page
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Kick-Off Meeting in Karlsruhe

On October 11th-14th we met in Karlsruhe with project partners coming from Denmark, France, Italy and Germany to kick-off FULFILL....
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