Public engagement with low-carbon diets

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh (CAST & University of Bath)

3S Seminar, 21th April 2021, 16:00-17:00 BST on MS Teams (please email Mandy Harmer <> if you would like to attend, an invite will be sent before the seminar).

In this talk, I will present recent findings from public deliberation (e.g., Climate Assembly UK) and opinion surveys to show how willing the public are to change their diets to help tackle climate change. In addition, I will outline recent work to change food consumption behaviours, including informational interventions to reduce meat consumption. The findings indicate that, contrary to recent media reporting, the public is broadly supportive of changing food systems and diets to mitigate climate change; and sheds light on which policies are most likely to receive public support.