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- 2nd Aug 2022
A fine or a nudge? Charging for plastic bags works and is an interesting behavioural case study
The average shopper in UK major supermarkets now uses around three plastic bags per year, compared to 140 back in 2014
- 27th Jun 2022
How can we boost uptake of heat pumps beyond the effect of subsidies?
Heat pumps are a far more eco-friendly way to heat our homes, however expensive installation and running costs pose major barriers to their adoption.
- 13th Apr 2022
The role of behaviour-change in the race to Net Zero
Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 3 released its sixth assessment report (AR6). Coming around every 6-8 years these hefty tomes summarise the state of climate knowledge from the scientific community, and this one is all about solutions. Since we’ll be pushing 2030 by the…
- 9th Mar 2022
How much are we willing to pay to make home heating greener?
When it comes to reducing emissions from the way people heat their homes (home heating is currently responsible for around 14% of UK emissions), the UK government (alongside many other countries) is betting a lot on heat pumps. We tried to understand how willing UK householders are to adopt a…
- 8th Nov 2021
Podcast: Decarbonising our food, transport & energy
Second of a two-part climate change special looking at three of the biggest areas to decarbonise to reach Net Zero: Food, Transport and Energy
- 2nd Nov 2021
Will green tech save us or must we all change our behaviour?
We need to build a world in which the greener choice is simply the obvious choice
- 1st Nov 2021
The Power of TV: Nudging Viewers to Decarbonise their Lifestyles
In our latest report, produced in collaboration with Sky TV, we provide new data on viewers' attitudes towards green behaviours and nudging. We go on to outline 10 recommendations for broadcasters on how they can use their content to encourage sustainability.
- 26th Aug 2021
Applying behavioural insights to support flood resilience
Flooding the most significant natural disaster risk to UK homes, and climate change is increasing the risk of flooding even further. Homeowners can minimise the risk of flood damage by taking measures to protect their homes (also known as property flood resilience measures).
- 29th Jul 2021
Greening pensions: A behavioural perspective
In our latest report, we outline seven ideas, grounded in behavioural science, to achieve a greener pensions system and help to avert the climate crisis. Downstream, we aim to support individual pension-holders to take up greener pension options, and upstream, we address the pensions market itself to improve the availability…
- 29th Jul 2021
Greening Pensions: A Behavioural Perspective
In this report, we contribute to the emerging conversation on green pensions by highlighting the benefits of using a behavioural perspective. We outline seven ideas, grounded in behavioural science, to achieve a greener pensions system and help to avert the climate crisis.