Journal article

Barriers to and enablers of sustainable practices: insights from ethnic minority migrants

Lesley Head, Natascha Klocker, Olivia Dun, Gordon Waitt, Heather Goodall, Ikerne Aguirre-Bielschowsky, Ananth Gopal, Sophie-May Kerr, Fatemeh Nowroozipour, Tess Spaven, Stephanie Toole

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Migration from the Global South to Global North is a major feature of contemporary population movements, and provides a lived experiment of the implications of moving from less resource-intensive modes of living towards more resource-intensive ones. Pre-migration practices come together in complex ways post-migration with established norms and infrastructures in destination countries. Here we examine the barriers to and enablers of sustainable practices, synthesising in-depth research from nine different studies in south-eastern Australia in relation to household water use, food growing and transport. The total sample includes 323 migrants from 33 countries. The main barriers include infrast..

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