Minna Kanerva
Minna Kanerva

Minna Kanerva

On Minna's contribution

The short history of consumption corridors and the transformation of the meat system

In the early decades of the 21st century, consumption was increasingly named as the root cause of the twin crises of climate change and ecology. Therefore, transferring societies towards sustainability was eventually seen to require strong sustainable consumption governance, rather than merely steering consumers towards “better choices”. Kanerva looks back at the developments from the early 2020s onwards regarding consumption corridors and the transformation of the meat system.

Minna Kanerva presents her work on day 2 of T2051MCC. On this day it is assumed that global heating has remained below 1.5°C.

Some background on Minna

artec Sustainability Research Center, University of Bremen, Germany

Minna Kanerva comes originally from Finland. She has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands before moving to her current home city of Bremen in Germany. As a researcher, she worked for five years at UNU-MERIT, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she also did her Master’s degree on Science and Technology Studies (STS). At UNU-MERIT, she worked on topics related to climate change, innovation, eco-innovation and pharmaceuticals, mostly funded by the European Union. Since 2011, she has been a researcher at artec Sustainability Research Center at the University of Bremen where she in 2019 defended her PhD thesis entitled “The role of discourses in a transformation of social practices towards sustainability: The case of meat-eating related practices”. Since then, she is working at artec as a senior researcher in Sustainability Science. Her current research interests include sociology of meat, strategic ignorance, linking practices with discourses, consumption corridors, transformation of the meat system, and the larger sustainability transformation.

Find out more on Universität Bremen and on Twitter @m_kanerva.

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