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Engaging the public with climate change : behaviour change and communication

Author: Lorraine Whitmarsh; Saffron O'Neill; Irene Lorenzoni
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Whitmarsh; Saffron O'Neill; Irene Lorenzoni
ISBN: 9781844079285 1844079287
OCLC Number: 607084044
Description: xxiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Opportunities for and barriers to engaging individuals with climate change / Lorraine Whitmarsh and Saffron O'Neill --
Old habits and new routes to sustainable behaviour / Bas Verplanken --
Carbon budgets and carbon capability: lessons from personal carbon trading / Irene Lorenzoni, Gill Seyfang and Michael Nye --
Public engagement in climate action: policy and public expectations / Corina Höppner and Lorraine Whitmarsh --
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 --
Dismantling the consumption-happiness myth: a neuropsychological perspective on the mechanisms that lock us in to unsustainable consumption / Fiona Brannigan --
Public engagement with climate adaptation: an imperative for (and driver of) institutional reform? / Peat Leith --
Ecological citizenship as public engagement with climate change / Johanna Wolf --
Engaging people in saving energy on a large scale: lessons from the programmes of the energy saving trust in the UK / Nick Eyre, Brooke Flanagan and Ken Double --
Keeping up with the Joneses in the great British refurb: the impacts and limits of social learning in eco-renovation / Jo Hamilton --
Up-scaling social behaviour change programmes: the case of ecoteams / Scott Davidson --
The role and effectiveness of governmental and non-governmental communications in engaging the public with climate change / Gemma Regniez and Savita Custead --
Communicating energy demand: measurement, display and language of things / Sarah Darby --
The role of new media in engaging the public with climate change / Saffron O'Neill and Maxwell Boykoff --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Lorraine Whitmarsh, Saffron O'Neill, and Irene Lorenzoni.

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