Urban Energy Lunch Lecture: Gerdien de Vries; TU Delft

17 September 2019 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Fac 3ME; hall D - By: Eveline Zeegers

Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Time: 12:45-13:30 hrs
Location: TU Delft, Fac. 3mE hall D (Mekelweg 2)

"It’s not easy being green"

By Gerdien de Vries - assistant professor Public Management and Organisation at Delft University of Technology

In order to reach climate goals in the long run, people have to act sustainably in the short run. Unfortunately, however, environmental policy goals are hardly reached. People find it not easy being green. This presentation introduces psychological barriers (such as cognitive biases, emotions, expectations, and perceived hassle) as important reasons for this shortfall. It will explain the barriers with examples, reveal why they occur, and identify who are most vulnerable. Finally, recommendations on possible ways to overcome these pitfalls will be provided for policymakers and other practitioners.

Registration via this link

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