About the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative

The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is an international network of academics and practitioners working to address challenges at the interface of material consumption, human fulfillment, lifestyle satisfaction, and technological change. Network members are seeking to facilitate the design of a coherent research program that forges connections between scholars and communities of practice and contributes to an ongoing policy dialogue on these interrelated issues.

The SCORAI Network also aims to engage with various policy programs including the Marrakech Process led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the North American Regional Consultation on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and other national and local efforts. Creation of this initiative is partly inspired by the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges (SCORE), a project funded by the European Union under its Sixth Framework Programme.

Communication among members of SCORAI occurs primarily via a moderated listserv and a monthly newsletter. If you would like to participate in the ongoing discussion and/or receive announcements about SCORAI activities, please subscribe to the listserv or send a message to Maurie Cohen at

SCORAI Executive Board:

Jeffrey Barber, Integrative Strategies Forum
Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University
Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology
John Stutz, Tellus Institute
Philip Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University


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