Indirect Rebound Effects. Lifestyle‐segmentation and Interventions with Efficiency‐Feedback and Sufficiency

The socio-ecological transformation to a resource-saving “Green Economy” is hampered as increases in resource and energy efficiency via technological innovations are often associated with rebound effects. Changes in consumer behaviour reduce or even overcompensate the savings of resources and energy. The project iReliefs analyses efficiency- and sufficiency-related rebound effects at the level of private households in Germany.

Duration:     07/2018-06/2021
Funding:     German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Partners:     Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; University of Potsdam
Contact:     Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz and Anke Jacksohn