Responsible Consumption not only works with helping private and public consumers in the transition to a smarter world, we also do different types of advocacy work. This work requires a lot of resources, and the effect is often greater if we are many behind the same message. Therefore, we often do this together with other organizations and actors in society in various projects. The work often takes a long time and has many processes, but gives long-term and positive results for a more sustainable world. Together we can make a difference!
Our advocacy work consists, for example, of us acting as a reference body to the government in matters concerning sustainable consumption. We are a standing guest invited to the delegation negotiating at the UN climate conferences. There we provide input and advice on the issues we represent. Other examples are various SIS groups we have participated in, such as sustainable textiles.
You can also read more about the Climate Movement’s Checklist and the Climate Goals Initiative. In recent decades, Sweden households have reduced greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, emissions that occur in other countries as a result of Swedish consumption have increased sharply, they are now greater than emissions that occur in Sweden. Nevertheless, there are no official targets for reducing these emissions from our consumption. This needs to change. Therefore, 22 Swedish actors, including Responsible Consumption, have joined forces in a common position. This led to the government in October 2020 publishing a directive to the Environmental Objectives Committee (in Swedish), which was commissioned to develop a strategy for reducing climate impact from consumption emissions and to prepare the issue of targets.