The Paradigm of “Responsible Consumption”: Myth or Reality in Modern Conditions
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- consumption as a category of economic science; the concept of responsible consumption; the needs of people; the impact of competition on consumption; the profit of organizations; environmental problems of consumption; limited resources; respect for earth’s resources; the concept of responsible consumption
Currently, researchers talk a lot about the possible paradigm of consumption development in relation to modern conditions, when in the pursuit of profits, the development of consumption leads to an unjustifiably high use of resources without the necessary replenishment. Wherein, most often, waste recycling is not perceived by large companies as a measure of respect for the resources used. Disposal of waste from the goods used by consumers, produced by organizations, is not considered by them as their problem, since it requires serious financial costs. There are different approaches to compliance with environmental standards in different countries. For example, with regard to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, allegedly “environmental standards” were used simply as a mechanism to slow down its construction. Wherein, in general, the good principles of the model of responsible consumption developed by researchers are not applicable in practice, namely, for political reasons and in favor of large industrialized countries. Wherein, the speech of the US President at the climate summit in Glasgow can be characterized by the formula: millionaires teach the poor how to live modestly. Many researchers and politicians characterize the current situation in the world as a “world war for resources”. As a result, the article shows the main approaches to modern consumption as a mechanism of a market economy, but in the face of an increasing deficit, primarily of energy resources and “active littering” of the planet. Undoubtedly, the paradigm of “responsible consumption” is still manifested as a myth, since it is largely determined not by economic laws, but by the political will of industrialized countries and large corporations, which today are trying to play “their game”. However, depletion of energy resources and their rapid decrease already in the near-term future, forcing today to take certain measures to improve consumption not only in individual countries, but also at the level of international cooperation. The provisions of the article contribute to the intensification of discussion of the problems identified in it in search of practical ways to solve them.
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TY - CONF AU - Aleksandr Kiselev AU - Marina Ugryumova AU - Marina Mayorova AU - Aleksandr Sazonov AU - Anna Savicheva PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/18 TI - The Paradigm of “Responsible Consumption”: Myth or Reality in Modern Conditions BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Sustainable development of environment after Covid-19" (SDEC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 23 EP - 29 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220106.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220106.005 ID - Kiselev2022 ER -