Top-10 research priorities for sustainable futures: Insights from and for Portugal

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Sustainability in lifestyles is closely connected to the change of every day patterns of individuals and their approach towards food and consumption, mobility and transport, housing, education, health and recreation with strong cross-linkages with communities and interpersonal relationships. Lifestyles also relate to cultural heritage as well as specifics of natural and economic environment. Hence, sustainability in lifestyles is also determined by the surrounding environment, not only personal needs.

This policy brief presents and reviews Top-10 lists of sustainable research priorities for Europe and for Portugal. These priorities have been formed in systematic interaction with citizens and experts. In Portugal, the most critical policy recommendations call for attention particularly regarding smart cities and renewable energy. It is also recommended to devote further resources to sustainable agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Publisher¨Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation, CASI
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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