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How can we encourage more pro-environmental behaviour?
Sun 7 May 2017, 14:30 – 16:00 BST
Wild Words presents a friendly debate on one of the greatest challenges of our time - how to encourage people to respond positively to the need to make pro-environmental changes. Whether as individuals, or as society, how can people be persuaded to take account of their personal impact on the environment in their everyday lives and behaviours?
The discussion will be introduced by two experts from the UEA, Dr Helen Pallett and Dr Charlie Wilson. Helen is a human geographer and a Lecturer in the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) research group in the School of Environmental Sciences at the UEA. Her research focuses on democratic participation around environmental problems. Charlie taught at the London School of Economics before coming to the UEA, he joined the UEA and became part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in 2010. He is a Lecturer in the School of Environmental Science, organising and contributing to courses on social science research, climate change science and policy, and energy use.
Between them, they will introduce a range of different perspectives, drawing on new economic, psychological and sociological theories of social change, to consider whether pro-environmental behaviour change is something that can be achieved through individual decision-making or if it requires wider-scale systemic change.
Come and join in the discussion!