Consuming and producing sustainably

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The 1992 Rio Earth Summit on Environment and Development paved the way for collective research on sustainability, specifically by recommending the elimination of unsustainable production and consumption patterns. Once the issue had been raised, the solutions considered very rapidly focused on technical innovations capable of limiting the carbon footprint of our production methods. This is already an extremely complex issue: what may appear as an effective policy in one field may have harmful effects in another.