At the heart of our work at Global Action Plan is our focus on behaviour change.

Scientists from all over the globe have made it very clear that we are in the midst of a climate crisis. But they have also stressed that we can still fix things. In April 2022, the IPCC said that “We are at a crossroads. The decisions we make now can secure a liveable future. We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming.” So why are we not doing what we know is good for us?

At its very core, the global warming crisis is a crisis of behaviour change. 

To address climate change, we need a fundamental shift in thinking and behaviour, and we need to rethink how we act, how we organise our lives and our societies. We need behaviour change. But behaviour change is difficult. Changing long-established habits is difficult, and change does not simply happen. And that is why GAP is interested in the science of behaviour change.

Below, you will find a few podcasts that introduce you to some of the challenges, and some of the solutions, for those who want to change human behaviour.

(Click here to read more about our approach to Behaviour Change)

The “Tiny Leaps, Big Changes” podcast is a personal development podcast. This episode focuses on how we can change our own behaviour.

“The Behaviour Change Podcast” is another podcast focusing on personal wellbeing, looking at lessons learned from scientific research. This episode explores ways in which we can build better habits

The “Social Science Bites” podcast aims to present bite size introductions to social research that tackles the big issues of our time.

This episode features an interview with psychologist Susan Michie.

The “Rethink” podcast features interviews with leading thinkers on how we can build a better society, post Covid. 

These episodes focus on Travel,  Food, and the Economy

“Change Out Loud” is a podcast series about organisational change. 
In this episode,  Lindsey Agness talks about how people can struggle to make changes in their lifestyles.


“Behaviour Change Insights” is a podcast from the Academy of Change, a capacity building programme on sustainable behaviours. 

“To A Lesser Degree” is a climate change podcast by The Economist. 

This episode looks at the impact of personal behaviour change on greenhouse gas emissions.

“Saving Lives In Slow Motion” is a podcast hosted by Drayan Panja on health and wellbeing.

In this episode, Drayan looks at changing personal habits.

“EcoPodcast” is a show exploring ways to improve our environment and our lives. 

In this episode, Scott Buckler discusses personal behaviour change with Cath Cooper of the Royal Surrey Hospital. 
(And there’s also an episode about Food Waste)

We all know how to be more healthy. And yet we are also remarkably good at NOT doing what we know is good for us. 
In this episode, Behavioural psychologist Prof. Theresa Marteau explores why, despite the best of intentions, so many of us fail to adopt healthier lifestyles.

“Adventures in Behaviour Change” aims to be a place to find “ideas, inspiration and practical tools to help make the messy business of being human just a little bit easier”. Each week, host Katie Elliott interviews a different guest and invites them to suggest a ‘Little Challenge’ that listeners can try for themselves.

See also:

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GAP's approach to Behaviour Change
Podcasts on Behaviour Change
the science and practice of behavioural change
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