Household time use, carbon footprints, and urban form

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Wiedenhofer, Dominik Smetschka, Barbara Akenji, Lewis Jalas, Mikko Haberl, Helmut 2018-04-04T09:36:56Z 2018-04-04T09:36:56Z 2018-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Wiedenhofer , D , Smetschka , B , Akenji , L , Jalas , M & Haberl , H 2018 , ' Household time use, carbon footprints, and urban form : a review of the potential contributions of everyday living to the 1.5 °C climate target ' Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability , vol 30 , pp. 7-17 . DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.007 en
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dc.description.abstract The 1.5 °C mitigation challenge for urban areas goes far beyond decarbonizing the cities’ energy supply and needs to enable and incentivize carbon-free everyday living. Reviewing recent literature, we find that dense and mixed urban form enables lower direct emissions from mobility and housing, while income is the major driver of total household carbon footprints; importantly, these effects are not linear. The available urban infrastructure, services and societal arrangements, for example on work, all influence how households use their time, which goods and services they consume in everyday life and their subsequent carbon footprints and potential rebound effects. We conclude that changes in household consumption, time use and urban form are crucial for a 1.5 °C future. We further identify a range of issues for which a time use perspective could open up new avenues for research and policy. en
dc.format.extent 11
dc.format.extent 7-17
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 30 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Environmental Science(all) en
dc.subject.other Social Sciences(all) en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Household time use, carbon footprints, and urban form en
dc.type A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Klagenfurt
dc.contributor.department Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword Environmental Science(all)
dc.subject.keyword Social Sciences(all)
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201804042032
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.007
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