Sustainable Planet

Ending Our Consumer Addiction. How can we end our intense consumer addiction and change our habits and values to be more sustainable? In this lecture Environment Professor Jacqueline McGlade will look at patterns of consumption and the concepts of sufficiency in communities across the world, linking them not only to poverty and wealth but also to ecosystem health. She will look at how we can achieve UN sustainable development goal 12, to 'ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns'.

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya. (from

Lecture 4 - Ending Our Consumer Addiction

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Lecture 1 - How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe
Lecture 2 - Building Sustainable Communities: A New Era for Twinning
Lecture 3 - Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature
Lecture 4 - Ending Our Consumer Addiction
Lecture 5 - Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change?
Lecture 6 - The Future of Our Oceans
Lecture 7 - The Last Mile: Ensuring Access to Affordable Energy to Poor, Rural Communities