NEWS13 September 2021

BritainThinks to conduct Net Zero Diaries research

News Sustainability UK

UK – Research agency BritainThinks is launching a deliberative research project in partnership with Lancaster University, OVO Energy, Citizens Advice and WWF UK, ‘Net Zero Diaries’.

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The research aims to learn from people’s views, values and experience, to inform policy on climate issues.

It will bring together a panel of citizens with different levels of engagement with climate issues and work with them over an initial period of four months to explore their views on net zero policy.

The panel will meet regularly around COP-26 negotiations, and findings of the research will be shared in a series of webinars.

Rebecca Willis, professor of energy and climate governance, Lancaster Environment Centre, said: “People are increasingly worried about the climate crisis – we know that much. But we know far less about how climate is affecting people’s daily lives – how they’re thinking and talking about it, and what changes they would like to make – with government’s help.

“This piece of research will allow us to understand how people live climate change and the net zero challenge.”