Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication

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Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Political Science - 320 pages
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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 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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Opportunities for and Barriers to Engaging Individuals with Climate Change
Part 1 Theories and Models How can different theoretical perspectives help us develop effective communication and behaviour change strategies and...
Part 2 Methods Media and Tools How can we more effectively communicate with the public about climate change and energy demand reduction?
What Have We Learnt and Where Do We Go from Here?

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Dr. Lorraine Whitmarsh is a Lecturer in Environmental Psychology at the University of Cardiff, UK. Dr. Saffron O'Neill is a Research Fellow in Climate Adaptation at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Irene Lorenzoni is a Lecturer in Environmental Politics and Governance at the University of East Anglia, UK. All three editors are affiliated to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia.

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