Is sharing eco-friendly? If fewer people need to buy physical goods in order to derive some specific use from them, fewer resources need to be consumed to create these products, or so it goes. We reached out to Laura Straeter and Jessica Exton, two behavioral scientists at ING, a Dutch bank, to learn more about their research on how the sharing economy may not be as sustainable as we think.
TDL Perspectives: Addressing The Climate Crisis With Behavioral Science
Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. As it turns out, behavioral science insights can help explain why we struggle to take action against climate change and what some potential solutions might be.
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How does framing of carbon pricing policy impact consumer attitudes and behaviors?
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In a similar way to standard energy consumers, behavioral tendencies can be leveraged to promote green energy use in the energy prosumer market.
Overwhelmed by Choice (1/2): Consumers and Green Energy
The "bandwagon effect" can be leveraged to help turn more communities toward greener energy sources.
CO2 Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Mind: Carbon Capture and Storage Risks
There might be a surprising solution to global warming, one which lies deep underground.