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POLICY ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND LEARNING ABOUT CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Objective

At the heart of this project lies the development, trialling and operationalisation of a tool (STAVE), designed to support the work of policy-making for sustainability in real-world settings. The tool will support processes of knowledge brokerage, promoting the appropriate application of existing research findings, and the generation of new knowledge which is focused on specific policy objectives. In substantive terms, the project responds to recent work on sustainable consumption, which has provided compelling arguments about the difficulties entailed in seeking to address anthropogenic climate change by attempting to shift patterns of consumer behaviour. The project will take the form of a series of collaborative problem-focused interventions with policy-makers which will engage with their current work in these areas. STAVE will allow these policy-makers to examine the nature and validity of assumptions about human sensibilities, reasoning and action that are incorporated into the development of policy. The project will yield detailed guidance on how best to utilise STAVE across a variety of organisational and policy-specific environments. It will also generate important insights into the mechanisms by which different sources of knowledge are utilised in the practical activity of policymaking; and into the nature of lay citizens’ practical reasoning and everyday activities, as they relate to the sustainability of their patterns of consumption.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 86 908,10
Administrative Contact
Ana Prades (Dr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 356,80
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josep Espluga (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 208
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 232,80
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bhimlabye Dheermojee (Ms.)
INSTITUT SYMLOG
France
EU contribution
€ 307 674
Address
262 Saint Jacques
75005 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Mays (Ms.)
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 837,20
Address
Lerchenstraße 22
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lampke (Ms.)
FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 249 947,50
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 37
115 93 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann Enander (Dr.)
SC MedaResearch SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 60 525,25
Address
Barbu Stefanescu Delavrancea 1
110065 Pitesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anca Germizara Ciurduc Todoran (Dr.)
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 649,20
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Meritxell Martell (Dr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 280,50
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)