Public understanding of sustainable behaviours: report available

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 8 August 2008


(2008), "Public understanding of sustainable behaviours: report available", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 19 No. 5.



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Public understanding of sustainable behaviours: report available

Article Type: News From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5

As part of its Sustainable Consumption and Evidence base programme, the UK-based agency DEFRA has recently published five reports on the public understanding of sustainable behaviours. The independent reports (lead by Brook Lyndhurst, IPSOS-Mori, Opinion Leader Research, the University of Surrey and Scott Wilson) focus on the five consumption clusters of energy, finance, food, leisure and tourism, and transport. The research examined consumer attitudes and aspirations to different behaviours and explored expectations of government and industry in the context of pro-environmental behaviour. A Synthesis Review (by the Policy Studies Institute), which summarises common findings from all five reports is available at: