Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication [NOOK Book]

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Despite increasing public awareness of climate change, our behaviours relating to consumption and energy use remain largely unchanged. This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change.

Written by practitioners and academics, the chapters combine theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical guidance, examining what works and what doesn't, and ...
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Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication

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Overview

Despite increasing public awareness of climate change, our behaviours relating to consumption and energy use remain largely unchanged. This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change.

Written by practitioners and academics, the chapters combine theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical guidance, examining what works and what doesn't, and providing transferable lessons for future engagement approaches. Showcasing innovative thought and approaches from around the world, this book is essential reading for anyone working to foster real and lasting behavioural and social change.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136540479
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lorraine Whitmarsh is a Lecturer in Environmental Psychology at the University of Cardiff and a Visiting Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.

Saffron O’Neill is a Research Fellow in Climate Adaptation at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Fellow at the Tyndall Centre.

Irene Lorenzoni is a Lecturer in Environmental Politics and Governance in the School of Environmental Sciences, and member of the Tyndall Centre.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Susanne Moser Introduction: Opportunities and Barriers to Engaging Individuals with Climate Change—Lorraine Whitmarsh and Saffron O’Neill
Part 1: Theories and Models How can different theoretical perspectives help us develop effective communication and behaviour change strategies; and understand the limits to public engagement?
1) Old habits and New Routes to Sustainable Behaviour—Bas Verplanken
2) Carbon Budgets and Carbon Capability: Lessons from Personal Carbon Trading—Irene Lorenzoni, Gill Seyfang and Mike Nye
3) Public Engagement in Climate Action: Policy and Public Expectations—Corina Höppner and Lorraine Whitmarsh
4) Collective Self and Individual Choice: The Role of Social Comparisons in Promoting Public Engagement with Climate Change—Anna Rabinovich, Thomas A. Morton and Christopher C. Duke
5) Dismantling the Consumption-Happiness Myth: A Neuropsychological Perspective on the Mechanisms that Lock us in to Unsustainable Consumption—Fiona Brannigan
6) Public Engagement with Climate Adaptation: An Imperative for (and Driver Of) Institutional Reform? —Peat Leith
7) Ecological Citizenship as Public Engagement—Johanna Wolf
Part 2: Methods, Media and Tools How can we more effectively communicate with the public about climate change and energy demand reduction?
8) Engaging People in Saving Energy on a Large Scale: Lessons from the Programmes of the Energy Saving Trust in the UK—Nick Eyre
9) Keeping Up with the Joneses in the Great British Refurb: The Impacts and Limits of Social Learning in Eco-Renovation—Jo Hamilton
10) Up-Scaling Social Behaviour Change Programmes: The Case of Ecoteams—Scott Davidson
11) The Role and Effectiveness of Governmental and Non-Governmental Communications in Engaging the Public with Climate Change—Gemma Regniez and Savita Custead
12) Communicating Energy Demand: Measurement, Display and the Language of Things—Sarah Darby
13) The Role of New Media in Engaging the Public with Climate Change—Saffron O’Neill and Maxwell Boykoff
14) Low Carbon Communities: A Grassroots Perspective on Public Engagement—Tracey Todhunter
Conclusion: What have we Learnt and where do we go from Here? —Lorraine Whitmarsh, Saffron O’Neill and Irene Lorenzoni

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