Behaviour change and the climate emergency: policy choices to drive social action ACCESS & AcSS webinar

Published on 4 December 2023

Thursday 7 March 1 to 2 pm online

Lorraine WhitmarshLorraine Whitmarsh

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, MBE, is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport, based in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath. She is Director of the ESRC-funded UK Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).


Birgitta GaterslebenBirgitta Gatersleben

Professor Birgitta Gatersleben is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey, where she leads the Environmental Psychology Research Group. She is the Co-Director of the £6.25m ESRC-funded Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environmental Social Science (ACCESS).

We are very excited to be partnering with the Campaign of Social Science (Academy of Social Sciences) to host a joint webinar with ACCESS Network Co-Investigator Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh.

Lorraine from the University of Bath, will be outlining how behavioural science can inform efforts to engage the public with climate change, and how policy choices can drive social action to achieve net zero. The event will be chaired by ACCESS Co-Director Professor Birgitta Gatersleben of the University of Surrey. Lorraine’s talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

The webinar is one of several events which the Academy of Social Science’s (AcSS) Campaign for Social Science has launched to facilitate and inform evidence-based policy discussions before a General Election.  Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence.

The webinar is also one of a series of ACCESS webinars.

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