Project: EVIDENCE BASE REVIEW ON PUBLIC ATTITUDES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRANSPORT BEHAVIOUR

Reference: R158

Last update: 17/06/2009 16:09:34

Objectives

The main objectives are as follows:

.To identify and assess research that examines the relationship between public attitudes to climate change and transport behaviour and that identifies drivers and obstacles to changing transport related attitudes and behaviour in relation to climate change issues amongst the public.

.To review and assess evaluations of climate change and transport related interventions by both local and national governments to change attitudes and behaviour amongst the public.

.To highlight and prioritise areas where our understanding should be developed further.

Description

To support cross-departmental PSA targets on climate change, DfT is planning an evidence-base review of national and international social research on public awareness of and attitudes to the climate change and how these relate to transport behaviour and decision-making by the public. The review will also cover research and evaluations covering government interventions aimed at reducing the CO2/greenhouse gas emissions of the public by changing attitudes and behaviours. The review will identify and assess findings, methods, measures and data sources used.

Contractor(s)

The Robert Gordon University
The Centre for Transport Policy, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FR

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £48,250.00

Actual start date: 09 September 2005

Actual completion date: 30 August 2006

Publication(s)

A Review of Public Attitudes to Climate Change & Transport
Author: Dr Jillian Anable, Dr Ben Lane & Dr Tanika Kelay
Publication date: 03/08/2006
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/climatechange

Summary of results

  1. Please refer to publication for results:
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/climatechange