The Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles is a research project aiming at analyzing student perspectives on Sustainable Lifestyles that has been launched in February 2009. The Project, coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the support of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, has been developed in partnership with the International Association of Universities (IAU).
The Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles is an ambitious initiative meant to explore how sustainable lifestyles, a challenge for present and future generations, are perceived, envisaged and shaped by young adults from different cultures and backgrounds around the world.
The project is part of the activities carried out in the framework of the Marrakech Process, a global multi-stakeholder platform aimed at promoting the shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) www.unep.fr/scp/marrakech.
The Marrakech Process is building cooperation between governments and various stakeholders for the development of SCP tools, methodologies and concrete activities such as the Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles.
Due to its global and diverse membership base IAU has become an active partner of the Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles. We have invited a selection of our members to actively participate in this project representing more than 24 countries in all regions of the world.