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2022 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

4. Frugality and Innovation for Sustainability

Author : Parul Rishi

Published in: Managing Climate Change and Sustainability through Behavioural Transformation

Publisher: Springer Singapore

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Abstract

We all share a common responsibility for planet earth and a collective action is warranted towards reaching the targets of sustainable development goals on behalf of all the countries. Sustainable behaviour includes within itself the inclusive approach to extend compassionate care to inhabitants of planet earth. The concept of Frugality having origin in Asian countries is a central and distinctive feature of a sustainable lifestyle warranting reduced consumption and thereby reduced impact of behavioural practices on the ‘availability and renewability of natural resources’. It has the potential to redefine our life priorities and helps us to move towards a more inclusive and sustainable society. It also establishes harmony between living systems of planet earth, which acts as the pre-condition for sustainable development. However, there is a need for transdisciplinary perspective to appreciate and apply this concept for the betterment of lives of a sizable population across the globe. The synergy between countries, disciplines, and professions can help embrace frugal innovation in a more meaningful manner as an enabling ‘driver of progress in achieving sustainable solutions’.

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Metadata
Title
Frugality and Innovation for Sustainability
Author
Parul Rishi
Copyright Year
2022
Publisher
Springer Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8519-4_4