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- 30th Oct 2023
Behavior change is key to successful climate action plans
Successful climate action plans must consider, and plan for, changing people’s behavior. For the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050, 62% of emissions cuts require residents or businesses to change what they do.
Ambika is an Associate Advisor in the EPIC cluster, positioned within the Energy, Environment & Sustainability team. Prior to joining BIT, Ambika completed the MSc Behaviour Change at University College London. She has a professional background in ed-tech and career counselling. She holds a BA in Psychology from Lady Shri…
- 21st Oct 2023
Is a Zero-Waste Lifestyle Possible?
Is it truly feasible for individuals and communities to adopt such a lifestyle, and what role can behavioural sciences play in improving the uptake of sustainable practices?
- 7th Sep 2023
Keeping household water quality safe
In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).
- 7th Sep 2023
Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents
We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…
- 2nd Aug 2023
Do we want Net Zero or not? We do, but the UK’s ULEZ debacle highlights the political high-wire
Let's not back-track on sustainability - let's just get better at policy-making.
- 19th Jul 2023
Using behavioural science to redesign customer water bills
Last year, the UK sweltered through its hottest summer on record, with droughts declared nationwide. And if this June - the hottest June since records began - is anything to go by, the signs point to this becoming a more regular occurrence in 2023 and beyond. It is a jarring…
- 10th Jul 2023
Sustainability Comms 101: Mastering Climate Communications for Green Behaviour Change
With such a large shift in public action needed, and a lack of strong public understanding of green behaviours, it’s clear that public engagement, information and effective communications are a vital foundation. .
- 13th Jun 2023
Do smart meters reduce households’ energy consumption?
Smart gas and electricity meters are devices that measure and record the amount of energy that a household uses (every 30-minutes) and inform the consumer of how much they are spending on energy via an In-Home-Display (IHD). Consumption data is also automatically relayed to the household’s energy supplier. Smart meters…
- 7th Jun 2023
Boosting the appeal of green skills and training: Findings from an online experiment
The UK's push for Net Zero by 2050 is reshaping employment, with some carbon-intensive jobs declining and new green jobs emerging. However, as outlined by the Green Jobs Taskforce, as well as in our own recent evidence review, there's a shortage of green skills in the UK’s labour market, and…