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Perceptions and behaviour towards climate change and energy savings: the role of social media

Lara S.G. Piccolo, Harith Alani
2015 Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015   unpublished
This research investigates the use of social technology features as interventions to raise energy awareness and to promote a collective behaviour change towards saving energy.  ...  Aiming at understanding this scenario, an online survey was conducted to extract from Internet users their current position towards climate change, energy savings, and social media usage.  ...  Results of an online survey with Internet users on their positions and behaviour towards climate change and energy saving, and also on their perspective of social media as a mean to share experiences are  ... 
doi:10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.13 fatcat:z5446pxsgbdh7nufnuwfzoiepq

The Role of the Media in the Construction of Public Belief and Social Change

Catherine Happer, Greg Philo
2013 Journal of Social and Political Psychology  
Drawing on a multi-dimensional model of the communications process, this article examines the role of the media in the construction of public belief and attitudes and its relationship to social change.  ...  This article examines the impact the media has in the construction of public belief and attitudes and its relationship to social change.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Antony Froggatt, Emma Briant, David Miller, Des McNulty, Nick Watson and the members of the Glasgow University Media Group.  ... 
doi:10.5964/jspp.v1i1.96 fatcat:mzflpneqmzgg7ezeccwivqzfv4

Psychological research and global climate change

Susan Clayton, Patrick Devine-Wright, Paul C. Stern, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Amanda Carrico, Linda Steg, Janet Swim, Mirilia Bonnes
2015 Nature Climate Change  
Psychological research and global climate change Clayton, Susan; Devine-Wright, P.; Stern, P.; Whitmarsch, L.; Carrico, A.; Steg, Linda; Swim, J.; Bonnes, M.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank J. Taylor of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa and C.  ...  Werner of the University of Utah for their contributions to the workshop from which this paper developed.  ... 
doi:10.1038/nclimate2622 fatcat:fyzbnb7mmjfa7k5ncdgqgnaxse

Social marketing strategies for renewable energy transitions

Lynne Eagle, Amy Osmond, Breda McCarthy, David Low, Hayden Lesbirel
2017 Australasian Marketing Journal  
The paper also explores the role of social marketing in prompting behavioural change and encouraging a transition to renewable energy.  ...  Transitions to more sustainable energy systems are increasingly required to address the problem of climate change.  ...  Discussion and practical implications of findings The purpose of this study was to examine energy consumption behaviour in the home and householders' attitudes towards renewable energy and climate change  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ausmj.2017.04.006 fatcat:wssocbzfvvce5d4dulf5x4vxpq

Climate change and media usage: Effects on problem awareness and behavioural intentions

Dorothee Arlt, Imke Hoppe, Jens Wolling
2011 International Communication Gazette  
question of how climate change awareness and media usage are related to each other.  ...  Arlt, Dorothee; Hoppe, Imke; Wolling, Jens: Climate change and media usage: effects on problem awareness and behavioural intentions URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:ilm1-2014210223 Abstract This article examines the  ...  This research reported in this article draws on surveys funded by the German National Science Foundation (DFG). Notes  ... 
doi:10.1177/1748048510386741 fatcat:o5cm2dgnuvhyva5qrck5rjfwka

Perceptions Held by Finnish Energy Sector Experts Regarding Public Attitudes to Energy Issues

Noora Valkila, Arto Saari
2012 Journal of Sustainable Development  
the energy behaviour of Finns.  ...  Since attitudes and behaviour are often considered to be only loosely related to each other when it comes to energy use in Finland, the authors sought to examine more closely the role of attitudes in influencing  ...  They seek to curb climate change specifically through minimal consumption and major energy savings. Rationalists form a large and visible group.  ... 
doi:10.5539/jsd.v5n11p1 fatcat:mwla5twtbngihn7fpjja75skvi

Talking climate change via social media

Miriam Fernandez, Lara S. G. Piccolo, Diana Maynard, Meia Wippoo, Christoph Meili, Harith Alani
2016 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science - WebSci '16  
In this paper we propose an approach for analysing user behaviour towards climate change based on the 5 Doors Theory of behaviour change [19] .  ...  Aiming to raise awareness, and to promote behaviour change, governments and organisations are conducting multiple pro-environmental campaigns, particularly via social media.  ...  This research is part of the project DecarboNet, funded by the FP7 program of the European Union, grant agreement 610829.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2908131.2908167 dblp:conf/websci/FernandezPMWMA16 fatcat:spbvh5hqr5crlajnxhtpfhx2gu

Collective intelligence for promoting changes in behaviour: a case study on energy conservation

Lara S. G. Piccolo, Anna De Liddo, Gregoire Burel, Miriam Fernandez, Harith Alani
2017 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
Despite of high investments in technology, battling climate change is futile without the participation of the public, and changing their perception and habits.  ...  Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity faces today.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-017-0710-y fatcat:z4mvvlgtyrcrbbolqmekbic7gy

Barriers perceived to engaging with climate change among the UK public and their policy implications

Irene Lorenzoni, Sophie Nicholson-Cole, Lorraine Whitmarsh
2007 Global Environmental Change  
This paper reports on the barriers that members of the UK public perceive to engaging with climate change.  ...  A number of common barriers emerge from the three studies, which operate broadly at 'individual' and 'social' levels.  ...  Acknowledgements The Norwich study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.01.004 fatcat:z2qc4jbf4bha3kue4syiezl2jm

Public engagement with climate change: What do we know and where do we go from here?

Lorraine Whitmarsh, Saffron O'Neill, Irene Lorenzoni
2013 International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics  
"(health," money" saving," social" interaction," etc.)" of" responding" to" climate" change" and" adopting" more" sustainable" lifestyles" should" be" the" focus" of" communication" efforts" ."  ...  Many" exist" at" the" level" of" individuals'" understanding" and" perceptions."  ...  Typology#of#climate#change#engagement#activities#(adapted#from#Whitmarsh#et#al.,#2010:#276).! # *#Most#of#the#aims#of#engagement#activities#can#be#combined#(e.g.  ... 
doi:10.1386/macp.9.1.7_1 fatcat:mm5lxcnyxjfirnjv32tr3enewy

Climate change adaptation

Carolyn S. Hayles, Moira Dean, Sarah A. Lappin, Jane E. McCullough
2013 Smart and Sustainable Built Environment  
Social implications The Framework encourages both individual and community engagement in solving of sustainability issues.  ...  This will help unpack how it can impact on the behaviours of individuals and communities including stakeholders.  ...  Due to the significant role of the end user, understanding of user perceptions, awareness and behaviours is key to encourage and enable support of individual behavioural change.  ... 
doi:10.1108/sasbe-11-2012-0059 fatcat:ljk65xdeyzcanp4aor625osbae

Big Changes Start With Small Talk: Twitter and Climate Change in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic

Mariana Gaytan Camarillo, Eamonn Ferguson, Vanja Ljevar, Alexa Spence
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
An innovative way to analyse public perceptions and behaviour is with the use of social media to understand the discourse around climate change.  ...  Behavioural scientists have been studying public perceptions to understand how and why people behave the way they do towards climate change.  ...  the Horizon Digital Economy Research (EP/T022493/1 and EP/M02315X/1), and the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham (UKRI Grant No.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.661395 fatcat:6hjp6adxgnbwxpxrguflkwasxa

Climate change hits home

Elke U. Weber
2011 Nature Climate Change  
Social scientists have attributed such reluctance to engage in energy-efficient behaviour at least in part to a lack of personal experience of the impacts of climate change 3 .  ...  Thus, the causal role of personal experience in changing perceptions and motivations must be assumed -as opposed to being shown directly, which would require following the perceptions and motivations of  ...  Spence and colleagues 4 provide convincing empirical evidence for such a link, showing that personal experience of flooding in the UK over recent years has changed individuals' perceptions of climate change  ... 
doi:10.1038/nclimate1070 fatcat:cdlcdzchqng27cgqivpolxv764


Naziatul Aziah Mohd Radzi, Normaizatul Akma Saidi, Hasif Rafidee Hasbollah, Hazzyati Hashim, Fadhilahanim Aryani Abdullah
2022 Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management  
Thus, this paper intends to look at the trends and issues in the awareness and perception towards sustainability.  ...  Hopefully, this study will shed a light on the perspective of awareness and the perception towards sustainability from many different angles, which perhaps could lead to a new direction of study on this  ...  Acknowledgement The authors express their appreciation for the funding support from the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Short Term Research Grant Scheme (R/FUN/A1100/01840A/001/2020/00822).  ... 
doi:10.35631/jthem.728008 fatcat:cwbkqq2j55gdvjmc3pfsrcrtya

Attitudes of undergraduate business students toward sustainability issues

Lynne Eagle, David Low, Peter Case, Lisa Vandommele
2015 International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education  
A further barrier to change may also be a perception that changing one's own behaviour will not make any difference to the impact of climate change (Semenza et al., 2008) .  ...  Of course, students' knowledge about, and attitude towards, climate change results from a complex process of socialization, including their exposure to information that they have received from a variety  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijshe-04-2014-0054 fatcat:xa7wdzz4azfqjfzxj7z7uutixu
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