Key Message Published 18 Feb 2015
European systems of production and consumption generate diverse environmental, social and economic impacts — supporting livelihoods globally but also creating significant environmental pressures. Household consumption expenditure in Europe increased by 23% in 1996–2012, contributing to increases in some environmental pressures. Reducing the impacts of European consumption requires fundamental changes in lifestyle, including in the size and location of dwellings, transport systems and diets.

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