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ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science

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


Lorraine from the University of Bath, outlined 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 was chaired by ACCESS Co-Director Professor Birgitta Gatersleben of the University of Surrey.  The webinar is one of several events which […]


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Migrants can be ‘transformative force’ for sustainable development


The new research – a set of studies published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) – shows new policies are needed for managing migration to maximise sustainability, and to minimise involuntary displacement due to conflict or disasters. The studies are based on evidence from a variety of locations including Thailand, Pacific island […]


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A typology of the climate activist. Climate campaigners will increasingly adopt ‘insider activist’ roles


The research identifies different types of climate activists. As well as “insiders”, there are others who seek to undermine, or even damage, climate-recalcitrant organisations they are members of in the hope of change. The study says the growing climate backlash against traditional outside climate activism and rise of corporate “greenwashing” means collaborating or contesting for […]


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Handbook of Pro-environmental Behaviour Change. Hear from some of the ACCESS Co-Investigators who contributed chapters to the book



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Where we live next – how can policy help to SHAPE sustainable places?


  This week (Tuesday 7 November) I joined several ACCESS Co-Investigators at a British Academy event in Exeter city centre looking at what a future sustainable Exeter might look like. The workshop also included several other academics, an ACCESS Leadership college fellow (lovely to catch up Mandy Bisset from The Southampton Collective), as well as […]


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Evaluating Flex Fund Round 1


We will be looking to implement some of the recommendations in Round 2. We hope these insights will be useful to other organisations administering funds and also to future Flexible funds applicants. For more information please contact us. Flex Fund Evaluation report Reflections on setting up a Flex Fund  


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Sharing ACCESS’s Guiding Principles with the Academy of Social Sciences member learned societies


In the meeting, the Guiding Principles and their development were outlined, highlighting the intersecting issues of how social scientists can undertake their research in an environmentally sustainable, inclusive and co-productive way. Recognising the work already ongoing through many learned societies, the session enabled members to share their experiences of working to improve their own practices […]


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Eye-opening and thought-provoking: This year’s ACCESS Summer School by George Warren 


The summer school kicked off with an interesting insight into the ACCESS project from the project directors, Patrick Devine-Wright and Birgitta Gatersleben. They outlined how we as environmental social scientists can have a valuable impact on research, training and policy. As a new Knowledge Exchange Fellow on the ACCESS Project, it was inspiring to see […]


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