The State We’re In: Society’s responses to climate change

ECRR seminar

Wednesday May 5, 2010

The University of Edinburgh

This meeting looked at public responses to climate change in respect to:

  • Scientists’ and policy makers’ ideas about climate change
  • Policies such as the promotion of renewables
  • Public perceptions of the key environmental challenges and the effect on lifestyle choices.

Event report

Slide presentations from the seminar are available here.

The challenge for Scotland – The Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey 2008

Chris Martin, Ipsos-MORI (PDF, 1.8 MB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/martin_iposmori.pdf

The challenge for society

Rachel Nunn, Going Carbon Neutral Stirling (PDF, 2.8 MB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/nunn_stirling.pdf

The challenge for knowledge – Understanding informed opposition to environmental policies and projects

Dr Mhairi Aitken, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (PDF, 123 KB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/aitken_issti.pdf

The challenge in practice – Responses to/through forestry

Dr Chris Quine, Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research (PDF, 1.1MB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/quine_fr.pdf