Citizens' engagement and Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028: January 2021

Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544 and Arya, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-5632-0156, 2021. Citizens' engagement and Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028: January 2021. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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Climate change has become a social issue of great concern globally (Dziminska et al., 2021; Hornsey, 2021; Alberro, 2020). Such changes in global temperatures are part of the wider environmental crisis that has seen mass social action take place across the world in recent years (Arya and Henn, 2021; Pickard et al., 2020).

In addressing these global issues at a local level, Nottingham has been reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions for well over a decade. However, Nottingham City Council (NCC) recognises that large scale changes still need to be made - globally, nationally and locally - in order to address these potentially devastating consequences for humanity.

This report outlines research funded by Nottingham Trent University (NTU). It was carried out as part of a collaborative project between a team of researchers at NTU and officers from NCC. The research is part of a co-designed impact-led project aimed at contributing to the shaping of Nottingham’s Carbon Neutral 2028 Charter and its associated Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028 Action Plan (CN28) which is led by NCC. This particular report presents an analysis of the findings from the first stage of this research project, and aims to increase public engagement with CN28, by:

(1) investigating public awareness of CN28;

(2) testing ideas designed to change residents’ environmental behaviours to more closely align with CN28.

This report outlines findings gleaned from research carried out with Nottingham residents in May 2021 and presents recommendations for NCC in terms of how to move forward with their plans for further public engagement on CN28 as outlined in the CN28 action plan.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Creators: Henn, M. and Arya, D.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 4 August 2021
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Aug 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 08:27

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