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Willett, W., Rockström, J., Loken, B., Springmann, M., et.al. 2019. Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. EAT-Lancet EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4
Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability; however, they are currently threatening both. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge. Although global food production of calories has kept pace with population growth, more than 820 million people have insufficient food and many more consume low-quality diet...
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Linder, N., Lindahl, T., Borgström, S. 2018. Using Behavioural Insights to Promote Food Waste Recycling in Urban Households—Evidence From a Longitudinal Field Experiment. Front. Psychol., Vol. 9. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00352
Promoting pro-environmental behaviour amongst urban dwellers is one of today's greatest sustainability challenges. The aim of this study is to test whether an information intervention, designed based on theories from environmental psychology and behavioural economics, can be effective in promoting recycling of food waste in an urban area. To this end we developed and evaluated an information leaflet, mainly guided by insights ...
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Gordon, L., Bignet, V., Crona, B. et.al. 2017. Rewiring food systems to enhance human health and biosphere stewardship. Environ. Res. Lett. 12 100201
Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainability challenges. We use a social-ecological framework to illustrate how major changes to the volume, nutrition and safety of food systems between 1961 and today impact health and sustainability. These changes have almost halved undernutrition while doubling the proportion who are overweight. They have also resulted in reduced resilience of the biosphere, pushing four out of s...
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Lindahl, T., A.-S. Crépin, C. Schill. 2016. Potential disasters can turn the tragedy into success. Environmental and Resource Economics65: 657 – 676.
This paper presents a novel experimental design that allows testing how users of a common-pool resource respond to an endogenously driven drastic drop in the supply of the resource. We show that user groups will manage a resource more efficiently when confronted with such a non-concave resource growth function, compared to groups facing a logistic growth function. Even among cooperative groups there is a significant behavioral...
Stikvoort, B., T. Lindahl, T.M. Daw. 2016. Thou shalt not sell nature: How taboo trade-offs can make us act pro-environmentally, to clear our conscience. Ecological Economics 129: 252 – 25
Many nature/natural areas are threatened by economic development and urban expansion. Oftentimes nature is not considered part of the cost/benefit analyses preceding such economic development, and most people find it offensive to price-tag nature. To pit (sacred) nature-values against other monetized values (these are so-called taboo trade-offs) is seen as morally offensive. Non-nature related taboo trade-offs (e.g. between li...
Lindahl, T., A.-S. Crépin, N. Orescovic. 2016. Playing safe: The role of quotas to avoid ecosystem regime shifts. In A. Botelho, F. Munoz-Garcia, R.A. Matthew, C. Harron, K. Goodrich, B. Maharramli, E. Nizkorodov, T. Bryant, A. Botelho (Eds.), WSPC Reference of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change Volume 4: Experimental Economics. World Scientific, pp. 121 – 150.
The WSPC Reference on Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change provides a comprehensive and prominent reference of various highly authoritative volumes of long-term scientific value, for milestone concepts and theories. The books in the reference set are edited by leading experts in the fields of: Game Theory, International Relations and Global Politics, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE): Econo...
Schill, C., Wijermans, N., Schlüter, M., Lindahl, T., 2016. Cooperation Is Not Enough—Exploring Social-Ecological Micro-Foundations for Sustainable Common-Pool Resource Use. PLOS ONE 11, e0157796. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157796
Cooperation amongst resource users holds the key to overcoming the social dilemma that characterizes community-based common-pool resource management. But is cooperation alone enough to achieve sustainable resource use? The short answer is no. Developing management strategies in a complex social-ecological environment also requires ecological knowledge and approaches to deal with perceived environmental uncertainty. Recent beha...
Nyborg, K., Anderies, J.M., Dannenberg, A., Lindahl, T., Schill, C., Schlüter, M., Adger, W.N., Arrow, K.J., Barrett, S., Carpenter, S., et. al. 2016. Social norms as solutions. Science 354, 42–43.
Climate change, biodiversity loss, antibiotic resistance, and other global challenges pose major collective action problems: A group benefits from a certain action, but no individual has sufficient incentive to act alone. Formal institutions, e.g., laws and treaties, have helped address issues like ozone depletion, lead pollution, and acid rain. However, formal institutions are not always able to enforce collectively desirable...
Lindahl, T., B. Stikvoort. 2015. Nudging: The new black in environmental policy. Fores Study 2015:3. Stockholm, Sweden.
Nudging is increasingly receiving more attention from politicians, the media and academics. In 2014, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency published a report on the subject and Vetenskapsradion dedicated several programs towards the concept of nudging. In the United States, Britain and Australia, there are public institutions that actively work with nudging and researchers are trying to understand, criticize, reflect and...
Lindahl, T. 2015. Beteendevetenskap och miljöekonomi. Kapitel i boken Nationalekonomi för miljöintresserade (red Ulrika Stavlöt), Ivrig förlag.
I ”Nationalekonomi för miljöintresserade” resonerar tio nationalekonomer kring miljöproblem och hållbarhet. Den innehåller kapitel om ekonomisk tillväxt, om vad som driver teknisk utveckling, om BNP och andra välfärdsmått, om ändliga och förnybara resurser, om styrmedel och klimatekonomi, och om vad miljöekonomin lär från beteendevetenskapen. Boken är skriven för den ekonomiintresserade miljövännen och för den miljöintresserad...
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