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.
The “Social Science Bites” podcast aims to present bite size introductions to social research that tackles the big issues of our time.
“EcoPodcast” is a show exploring ways to improve our environment and our lives.
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.