Understanding Risk: Climate Change and Energy Choices

This project explored public, scientific and policy understandings, conceptualisations and responses to framings of energy policy. Research has included policy makers’ mental models of energy futures, understandings of scientific uncertainty in public discourse, personal adaptations to changing climates, individual and societal networks’ responses to energy management, climate change mitigation and adaptation.  These research strands were underpinned by theoretical insights from environmental psychology and STS.


People involved: Irene Lorenzoni, Mike Hulme and Catharina Landstrom


Project duration: 2007-2011

Project funded by: Leverhulme Trust


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