British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour

Ron Johnston, Christopher Deeming

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    Abstract

    The UK is committed to a sharp reduction of greenhouse gases. Progress towards its goal will depend on whether the public can be persuaded to change their travel behaviour. Using British Social Attitudes 2011 survey data, analyses show that the majority of adults – especially the young and better-educated – believe that climate change is occurring but even concerned believers appear reluctant to modify their behaviour. Policies designed to alter transport habits and induce behaviour change need to take that clear conclusion into account. Without a strong political commitment, substantial change that will significantly mitigate the processes appears unlikely.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages191-213
    Number of pages23
    JournalPolicy and Politics
    Volume44
    Issue number2
    Early online date26 Mar 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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    travel behavior
    value-orientation
    climate change
    social attitude
    political activity
    habits
    greenhouse gas
    policy
    young
    public

    Keywords

    • climate change
    • political values
    • behavioural change
    • transport

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