Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design: video, briefing and more!
- What is the potential of youth in leading the change in habits needed to deliver on the energy transition?
- How can the existing knowledge on energy behaviours support better policymaking at various levels, with engaging measures?
This event aimed at empowering policymakers to engage the communities and in particular youth, giving space to various testimonials from the ground in short videos. It builds on the research on energy-related behaviour produced in several EU funded projects, providing evidence from surveys and onsite demonstration activities as well as findings on behaviour aspects related to energy consumption and production and what they tell us to refine top-notch policy measures, targeting specifically younger generations. A panel of policymakers, youth and consumer representatives focused on how to design policies that can favour a large-scale change in how we produce and consume energy and how to include youth in energy policies at various levels (as participants in and focus subjects).
Organised by H2020 NUDGE, ENCHANT, WHY and DECIDE. A visual briefing summarises key elements from the event.
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- Book – The Little Book of Green Nudges, for universities.
- A new report authored by a group of early-career researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute and Council on Energy, Environment and Water captures youth perspectives on achieving healthy planet for the prosperity for all. A key message is that youth need more opportunities to engage in political forums, including political representation. It features findings of an online survey, with over 900 youth respondents from around the world. It is a companion to the independent scientific report Stockholm+50: Unlocking a Better Future
- Article / Comic – How do we teach young people about climate change? We can start with this comic
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