The recent channel four documentary ‘What the green movement got wrong’ managed to categorise those working on reducing the impact of climate change into the tribe labelled ‘environmentalists’.
What does the government classify as a behaviour change intervention? How does it add to our policy toolkit? Why does the government not use the words ‘behaviour change’?
“If you want to affect change, the thing to do is to make it feel not at all like change,” says David Halpern, head of the Government’s ‘nudge’ unit, Cabinet Office, giving evidence to the Lord’s Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry on behaviour change on 2nd November.
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The art of persuasion starts with your own credibility as a messenger, as this exclusive cartoon drawn for Green Alliance shows. Read more
George Osborne’s spending review promised to meet the “aspirations and expectations of today’s population… not those of the 1950s”.
When it comes to meeting the aspirations of current consumers to live greener lives, the government has gone some way to show it is serious about delivering.
Party conferences are a great way to get the political pulse of an idea. If the fringe guides were anything to go by then the Big Society looks like it is already here; actively running areas from education to health.
At Green Alliance’s fringes at the recent party conferences we were talking with DECC’s senior politicians, business and third sector leaders about the merits of the Big Society mantra for the environmental agenda, and conversely about what the environment movement could offer back. Read more
I’m waiting for the day when I go to collect my bike and find a ‘your bike is hot’ label on it. Read more
The Climate Change Committee has just published its second progress report to parliament. In its audit of emissions there is a glaring and obvious truth: when we consume less as individuals, our national emissions go down. Read more
I rode into work by bike today. It was the first time in seven months I had braved London roads, having just returned from a sabbatical abroad. All too soon I was reminded of what a battle it is cycling. Read more