Workshop Report - From Production to Consumption: Legal and Policy Challenges for a New Approach to Climate Change

Walters Nsoh, Francesco Sindico

Research output: Working paper


Sustainable consumption has become not just an option, but an imperative for a successful climate strategy. Production-focused policies are not enough and they must be complemented by approaches that take into account the role of consumption in climate change. A consumption-based approach implies a move towards allocating national responsibility for emissions and emissions reduction, based on the supply chains of goods consumed within a country, rather than the emissions occurring within that country’s own borders. On 30 May 2008, a workshop held at the University of Surrey explored possible legal and policy challenges moving towards consumption as the basis for responsibility for emissions and their reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGuilford
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameThe Surrey Law Working Papers
PublisherSurrey Law School Publishing (University of Surrey)


  • climate change
  • consumption
  • emissions reduction

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