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Early career researcher to advise government climate change policy

Research Associate, Dr Caroline Verfuerth, has secured a major fellowship in Welsh Government to advise policy makers on reducing environmental and agricultural carbon emissions. Caroline, who works at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at Cardiff University, will carry out behavioural and social change research within the Department of…

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Mapping the transformative turn: a systematic review of the academic literature on transformations for climate change mitigation

Brendan Moore The past decade has witnessed a “transformative turn” in the social science literature on climate change mitigation as academics and policy makers increasingly use the concept of “transformations” to describe the rapid, fundamental societal changes needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. How does this growing…

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“A huge sense of freedom despite the restrictions”. Low carbon behaviours increase during lockdown

Have you adopted any new climate-friendly behaviours in lockdown? You’re not alone. Covid-19 has created an unprecedented – perhaps unique – ‘moment of change’, a period when normal routines have been rapidly upended and new ones have emerged. Our new briefing paper explores how low-carbon lifestyles and climate attitudes have…

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