Education should focus on behaviours rather than science
Findings from our public engagement on climate issues to date have found that complexity is a major problem that prevents effective action.
Individuals do not understand relative impacts of their decisions in relation to carbon (or any other metric) and cannot carbon budget.
Education on sustainable behaviour is still necessary, but should be on behaviours rather than the science or measurement of emissions
Why the contribution is important
As a result of complexity, many would prefer government to step in and mandate solutions rather than relying on individual action. But this also confirms opportunities exist to package actions such as carbon-offsetting, and perhaps more complex issues, into already existing decisionmaking processes like energy tariff switching.
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by Charlotte_CEC on January 11, 2021 at 02:01PM