19_0639 lse festival shape the world web assets_1920x830 (2)


The Carbon Conscious Consumer: going beyond nudges with nudge plus

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building


Professor Peter John

Professor Peter John

Professor Theresa M Marteau

Professor Theresa M Marteau

Sanchayan Banerjee

Sanchayan Banerjee

Professor Gerry Stoker

Professor Gerry Stoker


Dr Ganga Shreedhar

Dr Ganga Shreedhar

Recent advancements made by the UK's Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals by announcing their net zero emissions target shows the UK's commitment to tackling one of the most important challenges of the 21st century: the climate change dilemma. Can we sustain this behaviour change through old-school nudges only? Or is there a need for greater reflection on the part of individuals?

Peter John (@peterjohn10) is Professor of Public Policy at King's College, London and author of Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think: Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Behaviour.

Professor Theresa M Marteau (@MarteauTM) is Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge.

Sanchayan Banerjee (@SanchayanBanerj) is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Economics at LSE. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (Distinction) from LSE (2017-18) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Silver Medalist) from Jadavpur University, India (2014-17).

Professor Gerry Stoker (@ProfStoker) is Professor of Governance at the University of Southampton.

Dr Ganga Shreedhar (@geeshree)Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, and  Affiliate of the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.

The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #ShapetheWorld

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.


A podcast of this event is available to download from The Carbon Conscious Consumer: going beyond nudges with nudge plus.

Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

Social Media

Follow LSE public events on Twitter for notification on the availabilility of an event podcast, the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what’s happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page and for live photos from events and around campus, follow us on Instagram. For live webcasts and archive video of lectures, follow us on YouTube.


This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD Certification Service. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and as of 1 September 2014 a certificate will be sent within 28 days of the date of the event attended by the CPD Certification Service.  If a delegate fails to register their details at the event, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. (For queries relating to CPD Certificates of attendance after a request please phone 0208 840 4383 or email info@cpduk.co.uk).

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.