Month: October 2021

Climate change: convincing people to pay to tackle it is hard – treating it like a pension could help

Dr David Comerford, Senior Lecturer of Economics and Behavioural Science, Stirling Management School Energy prices across the world have soared in recent weeks, hitting households and businesses hard. Combined with the costs of dealing with the pandemic, this may make political leaders think twice about making the case for expensive environmental policies that could further raise

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The UN HRC recognizes the right to a healthy environment and appoints a new Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change. What does it all mean?

Dr Annalisa Savaresi, Senior Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Arts and Humanities On Friday 8 October, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 48/13, recognising for first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right and calling on UN Member States to cooperate to implement this right. On the same day,

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Behavioural science and the environment: Perspectives ahead of COP26

Dr Simon McCabe, Lecturer, Management, Work and Organisation, Stirling Management School Leading up to COP26, the Behavioural Science Centre (based within Stirling Management School) hosted a one-day workshop featuring four experts delivering talks on their recent research pertinent to environmental behaviour change. Here, Dr Simon McCabe reflects on the contribution of panellists to this timely

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