Category Archives: Behaviour change

Sub-category to Environment

We should copy France and make energy saving more fun

France is tackling climate change at the local level by exploiting people’s natural competitiveness. For the past eight years, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), in collaboration with local energy agencies (such as Prioriterre), has been using energy … Continue reading

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What does the spectacular rise of the sharing economy mean for the environment?

Over the past five years there’s been a lot of hype about the sharing economy. Hundreds of start-ups are popping up (many of which epically fail) providing opportunities to share everything from sofas to secrets. There’s still much debate about what … Continue reading

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One of the best things an environmentalist can do: get on a plane

This post is by Brendan May, chairman of The Robertsbridge Group. Some years ago, Prince Charles got into trouble for accepting an environment award overseas. ‘But he flew!’, they cried. Since then, from what I can tell, HRH has had … Continue reading

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How making a game of climate change could help save the planet

This guest post is by energy and climate change consultant Paula Owen. It first appeared on Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental action. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding … Continue reading

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What’s the link between the rising tide of populist politics and climate denial?

This post is by Matthew Lockwood, senior research fellow at the University of Exeter. Last week I blogged on how UKIP’s rise has been mirrored by a rise in the proportion of people saying that they do not think the world … Continue reading

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