Tag Archive for "behaviour-change"

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Participants of the Future

August 13, 2012 – Metin Parlak

Much of the conversation on public participation paradoxically focuses on the supply side: the willingness of, and the opportunities presented by, decision-makers to open up. This article, written by Edward Andersson for The Future of Public Participation: Opportunities, Limits and Challenges rejects the idea that participants are a homogenous and static cohort from which civil…

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Elderly men talking

Participants of the Future

August 13, 2012 – Metin Parlak

Much of the conversation on public participation paradoxically focuses on the supply side: the willingness of, and the opportunities presented by, decision-makers to open up. This article, written by Edward Andersson for The Future of Public Participation: Opportunities, Limits and Challenges rejects the idea that participants are a homogenous and static cohort from which civil…

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The future of energy: public engagement’s moon race?

June 22, 2012 – Simon Burall

The debate about Europe's future energy needs is complex, technical and highly contested. It must involve the public as much as interested stakeholders. There are signs that decision-makers at European and national level understand this.  I’ve just come back from an EU Conference where the German decision to remove nuclear from the country’s future energy…

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Planet Under Pressure part 2 – Moving from fear to hope

March 29, 2012 – Rosalie Callway

“Our generation of scientists, policymakers, industry and civil society must do everything within our power to change course towards global sustainability. We must do no less for the sake of our children and our children’s children” Planet Under Pressure Co-Chairs Dr Lidia Brito and Dr Mark Stafford Smith After the doomsday scenarios of the first…

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Webinar 2: Positively Deviant

March 2, 2012 – Tim Hughes

Today, 2nd March, we held the second webinar in our series on community engagement for the Creative Councils programme. In this session, Jane Lewis, from Woodward Lewis and Susan Ritchie, an Involve associate and director of Mutual Gain, gave an introduction to Positive Deviance. Positive Deviance (PD) is an approach to social and behaviour change within communities, which is based on the observation that: “In every…

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The use of public engagement in tackling climate change

January 18, 2012 – Ingrid Prikken

Drawing from compelling results and evaluation findings of a range of public dialogues around climate change, Involve argue there is clear evidence that engaging people in a meaningful way has the potential to change attitudes and behaviours towards tackling climate change. In this way, public engagement can complement legislative changes that force change, as well…

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Best value statutory guidance consultation: Involve response

June 14, 2011 – Annie Quick

This document sets out Involve's response to the Government's plan to repeal the Duty to Involve. In April the government announced its plans to repeal the Duty to Involve. Given the lack of evidence about how and whether the Duty to Involve is working, we asked you, our network, to provide your own thoughts and experiences. Thank…

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Nudge, Think or Shove: Shifting values and attitudes towards sustainability

March 13, 2011 – Involve Web Editor

The paper considers the benefits and drawbacks of 'nudge', 'think' and 'shove', and explores how the three approaches can complement one another. Pursuing sustainability requires widespread shifts in public behaviour. This briefing builds on a recent House of Lords roundtable jointly organised by the DEA and Involve to consider three broadapproaches to influencing public behaviour: ‘nudge',…

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Talking for a Change

April 6, 2010 – Involve Web Editor

This report sets out the need for a distributed dialogue approach to complex issues, such as climate change and the ageing society. The nature of the challenges that governments are dealing with have changed - they are now much less simple, less bounded and more intractable. From climate change and the ageing population, through to…

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