Barriers perceived to engaging with climate change among the UK public and their policy implications

Lorenzoni, Irene, Nicholson-Cole, Sophie, Whitmarsh, Lorraine and Day, Sophie (2007) Barriers perceived to engaging with climate change among the UK public and their policy implications. Global Environmental Change, 17 (3-4). pp. 445-459.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

This paper reports on the barriers that members of the UK public perceive to engaging with climate change. It draws upon three mixed-method Studies, with an emphasis on the qualitative data which offer an in-depth insight into how people make sense of climate change. The paper defines engagement as an individual's state, comprising three elements: cognitive, affective and behavioural. A number of common barriers emerge from the three studies, which operate broadly at 'individual' and 'social' levels. These major constraints to individual engagement with climate change have implications for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gases in the UK. We argue that targeted and tailored information provision should be supported by wider structural change to enable citizens and communities to reduce their carbon dependency. Policy implications for effective engagement are discussed. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change,engagement,barriers,public perceptions,mitigation,behaviour,environmental behavior,risk perceptions,people know,science,representations,communication,perspectives,knowledge,attitudes,models
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/25074
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.01.004

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item