How Should We Save the Earth? Europeans' Attitudes towards Climate Policies, and their Foundations
You are warmly invited to a seminar with Malcolm Fairbrother, Department of Sociology.
Abstract Surveys show that most people around the world are concerned about climate change and other environmental problems. What they think should be done about these problems, however, is less clear. We know little about public attitudes towards many environmental policies that are likely to prove controversial in the years to come. These include carbon tariffs; support for workers leaving polluting industries; the phase-out of fossil fuel-powered cars; the protection of nature areas; and the construction of new nuclear power plants. This talk will present the results of recent surveys in several (mostly European) countries, capturing laypeople's views of these and other policies, and exploring some reasons for them. In particular, the variable recognition of policies’ underlying costs explains much of the difference in support for different policies.
Join Zoom Meeting The event is hybrid (Rum för lärande and zoom). The seminar will be held in English.