All pages with keywords: pro-environmental behaviour

Cooperation in the climate commons

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni 10 July, 2019

Climate change is a global externality that has proven difficult to address through formal institutions alone due to the public good properties of climate change mitigation and the lack of … read more »


Communicating Resourcefully: A Natural Field Experiment on Environmental Framing and Cognitive Dissonance in Going Paperless

Communicating Resourcefully: A Natural Field Experiment on Environmental Framing and Cognitive Dissonance in Going Paperless

a research article by Greer Gosnell 18 September, 2018

In a large-scale natural field experiment comprising 38,654 customers of a renewable energy supplier in the United Kingdom, we randomize environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to promote an active … read more »


Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell 8 June, 2018

Following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK, this paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, finding that such information and imagery are ineffective in inducing behaviour change. read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat 17 July, 2017

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Cooperation in the climate commons

Cooperation in the climate commons

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni 18 January, 2017

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »


Virgin Atlantic tested 3 ways to change employee behavior

Virgin Atlantic tested 3 ways to change employee behavior

a research article by Greer Gosnell 1 August, 2016

Robert Metcalfe, Greer Gosnell and John List, Harvard Business Review, 1 August 2016


Sander Van-Der-Linden – Achieving Behavioural Change: Towards a New Framework for Communicating Information About Climate Change

Sander Van-Der-Linden – Achieving Behavioural Change: Towards a New Framework for Communicating Information About Climate Change

Seminar Sander van der Linden 23 Nov 2011

It is widely known that, despite increasing scientific consensus on the existence of anthropogenic climate change, people around the world still remain reluctant to change their behaviour. In fact, while … read more »


People power is crucial to making Copenhagen a success

People power is crucial to making Copenhagen a success

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 September, 2009

Bob Ward: A huge show of popular support should empower our political leaders to reach a wise and visionary agreement in Copenhagen the Guardian