Centre for Climate Change Transformations (C3T)

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Psychology

Abstract

The Centre for Climate Change Transformations (C3T) will be a global hub for understanding the profound changes required to address climate change. At its core, is a fundamental question of enormous social significance: how can we as a society live differently - and better - in ways that meet the urgent need for rapid and far-reaching emission reductions?

While there is now strong international momentum on action to tackle climate change, it is clear that critical targets (such as keeping global temperature rise to well within 2 degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels) will be missed without fundamental transformations across all parts of society. C3T's aim is to advance society's understanding of how to transform lifestyles, organisations and social structures in order to achieve a low-carbon future, which is genuinely sustainable over the long-term.

Our Centre will focus on people as agents of transformation in four challenging areas of everyday life that impact directly on climate change but have proven stubbornly resistant to change: consumption of goods and physical products, food and diet, travel, and heating/cooling. We will work across multiple scales (individual, community, organisational, national and global) to identify and experiment with various routes to achieving lasting change in these challenging areas. In particular, we will test how far focussing on 'co-benefits' will accelerate the pace of change. Co-benefits are outcomes of value to individuals and society, over and above the benefits from reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These may include improved health and wellbeing, reduced waste, better air quality, greater social equality, security, and affordability, as well as increased ability to adapt and respond to future climate change. For example, low-carbon travel choices (such as cycling and car sharing) may bring health, social and financial benefits that are important for motivating behaviour and policy change. Likewise, aligning environmental and social with economic objectives is vital for behaviour and organisational change within businesses.

Our Research Themes recognise that transformative change requires: inspiring yet workable visions of the future (Theme 1); learning lessons from past and current societal shifts (Theme 2); experimenting with different models of social change (Theme 3); together with deep and sustained engagement with communities, business and governments, and a research culture that reflects our aims and promotes action (Theme 4).

Our Centre integrates academic knowledge from disciplines across the social and physical sciences with practical insights to generate widespread impact. Our team includes world-leading researchers with expertise in climate change behaviour, choices and governance. We will use a range of theories and research methods to fill key gaps in our understanding of transformation at different spatial and social scales, and show how to target interventions to impactful actions, groups and moments in time.

We will partner with practitioners (e.g., Climate Outreach, Greener-UK, China Centre for Climate Change Communication), policy-makers (e.g., Welsh Government) and companies (e.g., Anglian Water) to develop and test new ways of engaging with the public, governments and businesses in the UK and internationally. We will enhance citizens', organisations' and societal leaders' capacity to tackle climate change through various mechanisms, including secondments, citizens' panels, small-scale project funding, seminars, training, workshops, papers, blog posts and an interactive website. We will also experiment with transformations within academia itself, by trialling sustainable working practices (e.g., online workshops), being 'reflexive' (studying our own behaviour and its impacts on others), and making our outputs and data publically available.

Planned Impact

C3T has co-design and co-delivery at its core to ensure profound and wide-reaching impact. The Centre will engage with a range of relevant users from the private, public and third sectors, international bodies as well as citizens and communities. By working across scales, including rapidly developing countries whose emission trajectories are not yet fixed, the potential for impact on carbon outcomes will be maximised. Beneficiaries include individuals and organisations for whom climate change is already a key concern, and also for whom it is not yet significant but will become so as new policies are adopted. Indeed, a key focus for the Centre is on whether wider society can be engaged in climate change action through exploiting co-benefits (e.g., health, poverty alleviation). There are four non-academic groups of beneficiaries:

1. International and UK government departments (e.g. BEIS, Defra, DoH, DfT), devolved Welsh and Scottish administrations and local authorities (e.g. Manchester/Cardiff Councils) responsible for meeting climate change targets and SDGs via policies and engagement, especially those working on the challenging areas of consumption, diet, mobility and comfort. The UK Committee on Climate Change is another key stakeholder, responsible for providing analysis to guide policy-making. These actors will benefit from C3T's insights into how to achieve low-carbon, sustainable transformation through effective policies and interventions.
2. Third-sector organisations whose goals include addressing climate change in the challenging areas of consumption, diet, mobility and comfort (e.g. Greener-UK, WRAP). They will benefit from C3T findings on effective communication and intervention design to engage diverse societal groups.
3. Private-sector organisations (e.g. Anglian Water, Wates Group) who require decision-support tools and analysis to respond to climate change, where possible realising co-benefits (e.g., reducing energy consumption, developing markets for new services). C3T will directly test mechanisms for engaging employees, customers and stakeholders to reduce emissions and maximise economic and other co-benefits.
4. Communities and publics in the UK and beyond will benefit by being given new opportunities to share their values and visions for the future to achieve beneficial lifestyle changes and policies to reduce emissions.

C3T will deliver impact through ten pathways, further detailed in the Pathways to Impact document:
1. Practical interventions will draw on public engagement work and be co-produced with communities and organisations across sectors and scales.
2. Two-way secondments between the Centre and private, public and third-sector organisations will allow for knowledge exchange and co-production, and experience in transformative change.
3. Competitive seedcorn funding will allow stakeholders and Centre staff to work together to trial transformative initiatives in collaboration, enabling stakeholder capacity building and fostering innovation.
4. Accessible and tailored policy briefings will be produced for a range of stakeholder audiences, timed to coincide with key policy events such as the release of the next IPCC Assessment Report and the annual UNFCCC meetings.
5. C3T staff will feed Centre findings into policy decision-making through their advisory roles and responses to policy consultations.
6. Policy dissemination events will be convened in the UK, China and Brazil, and online, to help shape effective climate change policy-making at national and city levels.
7. Impact-oriented stakeholder workshops will be delivered on consumption, diet, mobility , comfort, and two cross-cutting themes.
8. Citizens' panels will be established to provide iterative critical feedback and reflection.
9. An interactive website will contain a data portal hosting Centre outputs in an accessible way.
10. A high-level, cross-sectoral Advisory Board will ensure two-way engagement and knowledge exchange.
 
Description We have conducted several public surveys tracking public response to the climate emergency, support for climate policies, and (most recently) how COVID-19 has impacted climate change attitudes and low-carbon behaviours. This work shows growing public concern about climate change and support for ambitious climate policies, and adoption of various low-carbon (travel, food, leisure, consumption) behaviours during COVID-19 restrictions.
We have studied and contributed to several climate change citizens' assemblies, and identified how their design might be improved to support societal transformation on climate change.
We have started to identify, through novel systematic reviews, the drivers of and barriers to societal transformation. These include, for example, the key role of government/policy, but also of economic and wider societal factors.
Exploitation Route Findings are being used in our ongoing research, but will also support decision-makers in policy, industry and civic society to develop ambitious net zero proposals and interventions.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail,Transport

URL http://www.cast.ac.uk
 
Description Our findings are starting to be used by various stakeholder groups. First, we are engaging with city councils and have developed a climate co-benefits assessment tool and associated training, which is being used to advance Greater Manchester Combined Authority's climate change work. Second, we have contributed to the design, delivery and evaluation of several citizens' assemblies on climate change; this includes the Climate Assembly UK which has trigger inquiries by several select committees as well as wider government action. Third, our work on lifestyle change, public engagement, and net zero has included leading the UNEP Emissions Gap 2020 report chapter on lifestyle change and delivering various training workshops to practitioners (e.g. Scottish Government, Cabinet Office's COP team, Environment Agency). We are contributing to UK, devolved, and local government policy via: sitting on policy advisory groups and committees (e.g., DfT, Defra, BEIS, NRW), undertaking secondments with UK and Welsh Government, and submitting responses to government inquiries (e.g., on Brexit's impact on environmental policy; Scottish Government's strategy on public engagement with climate change).
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Britain Talks Climate advisory group Provision of advice on survey design, segmentation analysis and policy support for climate change engagement. (Wouter Poortinga)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://climateoutreach.org/reports/britain-talks-climate/
 
Description Burns, C. and A. Jordan. (2019) Brexit and the Environment, Private briefing to the House of Lords, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, 17 July 2019, House of Lords, London.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Citizen deliberation on climate change: advice for practitioners led by Prof Stuart Capstick
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Communicating climate change conference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Event was attended mainly by professionals working on sustainability and occupational psychologists. Upskilled workforce regarding climate change communication in ways that are engaging and appropriate for the commercial sector. Event was not evaluated.
 
Description Connecting Chorlton Climate Action Partnership to strengthen climate action in cities led by Dr Angela Minas
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description European Congress of Psychology, Moscow
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Upskilled the workforce regarding links between sustainable choices and wellbeing. The symposium as a whole attracted the attention of the Russian Psychological Society, where environmental psychology is less well-known.Event was not evaluated.
 
Description Expert advisors to Ipsos Mori on BEIS consultation on: COVID-19 Household Research (behavioural and attitudinal impacts for Net Zero, green recovery and domestic energy use) (Katharine Steentjes)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Jordan, A.J and B. Moore (2020) 'Regression by Default'? An Analysis of Review and Revision Clauses in Retained EU Environmental Law'. Brexit&Environment, 33 pp. https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/05/BrexitenvRegressionbyDefault.pdf
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/05/BrexitenvRegressionbyDefa...
 
Description Jordan, A.J. (2020) New Trade Agreements, Private briefing to the Parliamentary Committee Office, 5 February 2020, London.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Jordan, A.J., Burns, C., Gravey, V., Moore, B., C. Reid (2020) Written submission from Brexit&Environment, in House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee (2020) The environmental and climate level playing field in the UK-EU future relationship negotiations, short inquiry, 2 July 2020.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/8821/pdf/
 
Description Member of Welsh Government Technical Advisory Cell: Environmental Subgroup. Provision of scientific and technical information and advice for COVID-19 and economic recovery, relating to sustainability and the environment. (Wouter Poortinga)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-cell/terms-reference
 
Description Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh and Professor Carly McLachlan (for Tyndall) took part in the first meeting of the NetZero Transport Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Submission for the Scottish Government's consultation on its public engagement strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Wales Climate Change Conference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Welsh Government conference attended by members of the government, business and the third sector. Upskilled the workforce regarding the role of behaviour change. Event was not evaluated.
 
Description We need health warning labels on points of sale of fossil fuels
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Our article in the British Medical Journal argues we need health warnings on fuel pumps, energy bills and airline tickets because of the air quality and climate change impacts of fossil fuels. This recommendation has now been taken up by leaders in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who have just passed a law requiring that any fossil fuel pumps carry 'a clear warning label explaining that burning gasoline, diesel and ethanol has major consequences on human health and on the environment, including contributing to climate change.' Welsh Government is also considering this.
URL https://emagazine.com/pumping-gas-hazardous-to-your-health-and-the-planet/
 
Description (DeepDCarb) - Deep Decarbonisation: The Democratic Challenge of Navigating Governance Traps
Amount € 2,395,525 (EUR)
Funding ID 882601 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2021 
End 02/2026
 
Description Behaviour change interventions for household water-saving
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 518423 
Organisation Anglian Water Services 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Co-benefits of climate mitigation by cities
Amount £12,600 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 03/2020
 
Description Developing an Urban Heat Resilience Plan for Bristol - priorities for tackling heat vulnerability to protect health and reduce harm
Amount £50,783 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V01031X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description Developing the decision-support tool for cities
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Description Moments of change as opportunities to intervene to promote healthy, sustainable food choices
Amount £9,723 (GBP)
Funding ID 518434 
Organisation Food Standards Agency (FSA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 04/2020
 
Description Researching the Climate Citizens' Assemblies
Amount £26,376 (GBP)
Funding ID 519177 
Organisation European Climate Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Belgium
Start 06/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Transdisciplinary Network for Climate Change Education
Amount £13,570 (GBP)
Funding ID GW4-GF1-013 
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Title Co-production of an assessment toolkit for designing and prioritising city level climate actions 
Description Local authorities are a key site for decision making on transitions to a low carbon society, and particularly given the increasing number climate emergency declarations, many are targeting rapid decarbonisation in their own operations and across their communities. The aim of this project is to work closely with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to co-design a toolkit for evaluating the climate change mitigation and co-benefits potential of proposed authority led projects. The ability to adequately evaluate project proposals at the Executive Committee deliberation stage is identified by GMCA as a key barrier to delivery of their transformative Environment Plan. The toolkit will be co-designed with users and support both the design stage of proposed projects to enhance carbon reduction and co-benefits and give decision-makers a consistent way of comparing and evaluating projects. This project will compliment (though is not contingent upon) a PCAN fund proposal (currently shortlisted) on linking together project evaluation practices with authorities throughout the UK. Where the compatibility with proposed PCAN work can further leverage this work, this is indicated in the proposal. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Deliverables: Toolkit and guidance document for local authority project evaluation. Whilst the final content of the toolkit will be shaped through stakeholder collaboration, we anticipate it will consist of a step by step guide, a simple form linked to an excel sheet to estimate potential carbon impacts, and a short video tutorial. The carbon element (which is the focus of this proposal) will ultimately sit within a wider package of toolkit elements that support embedding co-benefits in project design and evaluation (an output from the CAST cities project 3.4). Projects proposed as part of delivering the Greater Manchester Environment Plan will be our case study, but the toolkit will have general applicability to support better consideration of carbon impacts at key stages of local authority executive decision making. The toolkit will be co-developed with the Research & Evaluation and Sustainability teams in GMCA and CAST researchers (Carly McLachlan and Angela Mae Minas). The trial with a wider representation of GMCA officers outside the Sustainability team will allow us to refine the toolkit for wider usage. The target user for this output is LA officers working across all briefs to ensure that carbon impact and co-benefits are considered across all areas of local authority decision-making. CAST working paper and blog on next steps for improving the evaluation of carbon and co-benefits in Local Authorities. The applicant will be the lead author of these outputs with CAST researchers and GMCA co-authors to further build collaboration. Workshop with local authority practitioners. Subject to complimentary PCAN funding will we extend the impact of this further through workshops with LA practitioners across the UK to iterate toolkit for wider application in different local authority settings, following an approach used to develop a carbon budget setting toolkit for local authorities - (www.carbonbudget.manchester.ac.uk). This will be led by the applicant with support from CAST researchers experienced in stakeholder engagement. 
 
Title Creating a Stakeholder Toolkit for Building Engagement with Climate Change in the context of Covid-19 
Description This proposal is for the development of a stakeholder toolkit to support effective climate change communication and public engagement in the context of covid-19. There is a significant appetite amongst UK stakeholders (policy, civil society and campaigns) for evidence-based engagement tools and resources at this unprecedented moment, and a need (flagged by the CASt Advisory Board) to ensure that CAST effectively pivots its work towards an understanding of the covid/climate interface across its Themes. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact When: The results and toolkit will be ready for dissemination by the end of 2020, to support climate communications in the lead up to COP26 in November 2021. A knowledge exchange online workshop (webinar) will be held in November/December 2020. The academic paper will be published in summer 2021. How: Results from a rapid updating of the evidence base will be disseminated through a toolkit and one webinar to key influencers and communicators. The connections and profile of both Climate Outreach and CAST staff will ensure reach and visibility. There is a high demand for evidence based guidance on climate communication (a Climate Outreach webinars detailing what the existing evidence base can tell us about communicating climate change engaged over 1000 participants). For whom: Climate communicators and decision makers from national and devolved governments (e.g BEIS, the Cabinet Office, Scottish Government, Welsh Government), third sector organisations (WWF, Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, Climate Coalition) and institutional stakeholders (E3G, UN, ECF, as well as a range of foundations). The outputs will also directly benefit academic stakeholders working on the issue of climate engagement and governance, including the researchers at UEA (eg Asher Minns, Jordan Harold, Irene Lorenzoni. 
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences 
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof. Whitmarsh in a member of the Steering Committee of the 'Climate Change & Health' project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society. The project is led by co-Chairs Sir Andy Haines FMedSci and Professor Joanna Haigh CBE FRS. The focus of this 9 month project (Jan-Sept 2021) specifically is on the health co-benefits of pathways to decarbonisation. The Steering committee drafts chapter outlines and helps organise a series of virtual workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Led by AMS and RS, with contributions from various other academics.
Impact Report to be produced in Sept 2021.
Start Year 2021
 
Description IPCC 
Organisation The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof Whitmarsh is a Lead Author in the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in Working Group II (Impacts & Adaptation) on the Europe Chapter - this involves reviewing, assessing and synthesising evidence on climate change adaptation.
Collaborator Contribution Led by UN, with hundreds of other contributing authors
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration on IPCC AR6 - report to be released in 2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description NHS Net Zero Panel 
Organisation NHS England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member of NHS Net Zero Panel
Collaborator Contribution Panel report will go to the Chief Executive of the NHS, Simon Stevens https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/a-net-zero-nhs/
Impact not sure yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description SBM 
Organisation Society of Behavioral Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof Whitmarsh is on SBM's Presidential Working group (PWG) on Climate Change, Behavior Change, and Health. This involves advising on the content of a special report on links across decarbonisation and behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Led by SBM with contributions from several other academics on the working group
Impact Working on a special report on links across decarbonisation and behaviour change.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change 
Organisation The Lancet
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led the working group on public and political engagement
Collaborator Contribution completed its annual report for 2020; this will be published in Dec 2020
Impact Annual Report for 2020 published in Dec 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaborating with the IMAGE global integrated assessment 
Organisation Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Charlie Wilson has been collaborating with the IMAGE global integrated assessment modelling group (partners on CAST) to develop storylines of long-term impacts of Covid19 on lifestyles and then to model the consequences for energy demand and emissions.
Collaborator Contribution Charlie Wilson has been collaborating with the IMAGE global integrated assessment modelling group (partners on CAST) to develop storylines of long-term impacts of Covid19 on lifestyles and then to model the consequences for energy demand and emissions.
Impact yet TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Description 'Learn & Strategise' workshop for international stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Learn & Strategise' workshop for international stakeholders (across research, policy, campaigns and philanthropic funding) building on the UNEP low carbon lifestyles webinar and report chapter - high-level international stakeholders engaged with key UNEP and CAST messages e.g. that lifestyle change and system change are two sides of the same coin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Energy Agency (IEA) Expert Workshop on "The role of 'behavioural aspects' for reaching net zero emissions by 2050" (Charlie Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Charlie Wilson gave a talk and was on the panel at an International Energy Agency (IEA) Expert Workshop on "The role of 'behavioural aspects' for reaching net zero emissions by 2050". 16 Feb 2021. 145 participants [virtual]. The aim was to share best practice insights on modelling social and behavioural change in climate mitigation analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "A huge sense of freedom despite the restrictions". Low carbon behaviours increase during lockdown (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/a-huge-sense-of-freedom-despite-the-restrictions-low-carbon-behaviours-increase-d...
 
Description "COP26: Ellie Goulding and Emma Watson join call for climate talks change" (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lorraine Whitmarsh quoted in BBC article: "COP26: Ellie Goulding and Emma Watson join call for climate talks change"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55254771
 
Description "Climate denial hasn't gone away - here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action" (Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article in The Conversation titled "Climate denial hasn't gone away - here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/climate-denial-hasnt-gone-away-heres-how-to-spot-arguments-for-delaying-...
 
Description "Could a better, fairer and lower-carbon society take shape when the coronavirus lockdown ends?" (Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A blog asking the question "Could a better, fairer and lower-carbon society take shape when the coronavirus lockdown ends?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/could-a-better-fairer-and-lower-carbon-society-take-shape-when-the-coronavirus-lo...
 
Description "Covid, climate change & citizens' assemblies: the critical role of deliberation for planned transitions" (Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Social media blog on "Covid, climate change & citizens' assemblies: the critical role of deliberation for planned transitions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/covid-climate-change-citizens-assemblies-the-critical-role-of-deliberation-for-pl...
 
Description "Improving Air Quality: the role of lifestyle change and public risk perception" (Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A keynote speech given by Stuart Capstick at the Institute of Air Qualit Management AGM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iaqm.co.uk/event/agm-2020/
 
Description "Introducing the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CAST showcase on Aspect blog and in newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://aspect.ac.uk/resources/introducing-the-centre-for-climate-change-and-social-transformations/
 
Description "The psychology of disruptive events" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact a social media blog on "The psychology of disruptive events"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/the-psychology-of-disruptive-events-finding-a-new-normal/
 
Description "The role of storytellers in shaping the narrative and communal imagination towards action and engagement with the climate crisis" (Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A panel discussion for Wales Climate Week 2020 titled "The role of storytellers in shaping the narrative and communal imagination towards action and engagement with the climate crisis"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description "Tracking the human cost of climate change: The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change". (Hilary Graham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog titled "Tracking the human cost of climate change: The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/tracking-the-human-cost-of-climate-change-the-lancet-countdown-on-health-and-clim...
 
Description "What does the 1.5 degree target mean at the household level? A new tool for downscaling IAM results" (Clare Hanmer, Charlie Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium Annual Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description "Who are science's frequent flyers? Climate researchers" (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article in Nature titled "Who are science's frequent flyers? Climate researchers"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03000-1
 
Description #CASTsnapshots: discussing the UK FIRES Absolute Zero report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short video created to quickly and easily introduce the public audience to the Centre and the team, while responding quickly to news, events and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDELWNZL9Hg
 
Description #CASTsnapshots: discussing the UK's first Climate Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short video created to quickly and easily introduce the public audience to the Centre and the team, while responding quickly to news, events and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVDfRAeqxY8
 
Description A magazine or newsletter EU-UK trade relations: why environmental policy regression will undermine the level playing field and what the UK can do to limit it. 29 September. Friends of the Earth, London. (Andy Jordan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EU-UK trade relations: why environmental policy regression will undermine the level playing field and what the UK can do to limit it. 29 September. Friends of the Earth, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cdn.friendsoftheearth.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/Regression%20report%202020.pdf
 
Description A webinar for the King Baudouin Foundation on Oct 14th . 'Do people still care about climate change? Public engagement during & after covid-19' (Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Adam Corner drew on CAST research showing high levels of climate concern have remained in place so far during the Covid 19 pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Adam Corner presented to the Bristol Advisory group on Climate Change on Covid/Climate Engagement, flagging specifically CAST/Climate Outreach work with Bristol City Council and support from KR Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Bristol Advisory group on Climate Change on Covid/Climate Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description After Brexit Day: Reflections on the paths ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post written with the aim to provide expert knowledge on how Brexit affects the environment in order to seize opportunities and mitigate risks posed by Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2020/02/05/brexit-day-reflections/
 
Description All Wales Youth Climate and Heritage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Centre took part in this event as a member of the Expert Jury. Throughout the weekend the young people researched and worked in groups to present different climate solutions such as carbon capture and storage or community energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CardiffYC/status/1216322929971146752?s=09
 
Description An article in Food Science and Technology titled "Modelling food demand in the 21st century" (Susan Lee and Ruth Wood) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An article in Food Science and Technology titled "Modelling food demand in the 21st century"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ifst.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fsat.3403_11.x
 
Description Ask A Scientist. Live online debate with Scientists for XR - on the topic of 'why do we respond differently to climate and covid?' (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ask A Scientist. Live online debate with Scientists for XR - on the topic of 'why do we respond differently to climate and covid?' Viewed over 34K times (most watched XR video of the last quarter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Attended Great Food Challenge Webinars on World Food Day 2020 (Susan Lee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attended Great Food Challenge Webinars on World Food Day 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC 5 o'clock news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Centre Director interviewed on David Attenborough's 'climate crisis moment' statement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed live / in studio for BBC Look East on environmentally friendly behaviours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Radio Wales following press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio Wales Drive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Radio Wales Drive about behaviour change to address climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BEIS 'Together For Our Planet' roundtable discussion (Dec 16th, 2020) (Adam Corner, Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BEIS 'Together For Our Planet' roundtable discussion to inform the design of the UK's official COP26 public campaign (Dec 16th, 2020)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BITC roundtable: environmental behaviour change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Whitmarsh, as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), was invited to discuss how businesses can change behaviours to bring about positive environmental change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/BITCCymru/status/1224269680451444736
 
Description Blog reflecting on the COVID findings (Claire Hoolohan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog reflecting on the COVID findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2020/10/covid-19-and-sustainable-everyday-routines/
 
Description Blogs and ministerial round table with BEIS and Lord Deben (chair of CCC) for On Net Zero publication (Carly McLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blogs and ministerial round table with BEIS and Lord Deben (chair of CCC) for On Net Zero publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Whitmarsh was invited to join the Committee in her capacity as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), in addition to her expertise in climate change engagement and behaviour change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bristolonecity.com/bringing-a-wealth-of-expertise-to-bristols-net-zero-2030-ambition/
 
Description British Environmental Psychology Society Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introduction of the Centre's aims to conference attendees. Sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CAST Briefing Paper on the Citizen's Assembly (Caroline Verfuerth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CAST Briefing Paper on the Citizen's Assembly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMUFA3dHzjo&t=1499s
 
Description CAST launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 104 people attended the CAST launch event to find out more about it, and 11 news outlets picked up the Centre's press release, including the BBC, the Ecologist, New Scientist, the Huffington Post, Good Morning Wales and Vice. The Centre's social media saw an impressive peak of engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Calls for fewer Birmingham Airport flights and less meat in bid to tackle climate change (Birmingham Live) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by Birmingham Live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/calls-fewer-birmingham-airport-flights-16933202
 
Description Calls for fewer Birmingham Airport flights and less meat in bid to tackle climate change (MSN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by MSN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsbirmingham/calls-for-fewer-birmingham-airport-flights-and-less-me...
 
Description Carly McLachlan - on academic advisory panel for the UK climate assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Result Description Carly McLachlan was on academic advisory panel for the UK climate assembly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.climateassembly.uk/
 
Description Carly McLachlan gave closing keynote at Local Government Association conference on CAST and 2019 'Urgency' survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Closing keynote at Local Government Association conference on CAST and 2019 'Urgency' survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Carly McLachlan is Chair of the 5 Year Environment Plan Implementation Forum for Greater Manchester and sits on the GM Green City Region Partnership Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Carly McLachlan is Chair of the 5 Year Environment Plan Implementation Forum for Greater Manchester and sits on the GM Green City Region Partnership Board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.deliveringnetzero.org/
 
Description Carly McLachlan on advisory panel for the UKRI funded delivering net zero project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Carly McLachlan is on advisory panel for the UKRI funded delivering net zero project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.deliveringnetzero.org/
 
Description Carly McLachlan took part in a roundtable event on 'Moving to net zero ahead of COP26' organised by New Statesman Spotlight. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Carly McLachlan took part in a roundtable event on 'Moving to net zero ahead of COP26' organised by New Statesman Spotlight.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/energy/2020/12/moving-net-zero-ahead-cop-26
 
Description Carly McLachlan- member of the Welsh Public Sector Decarbonisation Strategy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Carly McLachlan is a member of the Welsh Public Sector Decarbonisation Strategy Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Charlie Wilson co-authored a blog for the UK Energy Research Centre website with my colleague Emilie Vrain, titled "Why our social networks matter for reaching net zero." 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Charlie Wilson co-authored a blog for the UK Energy Research Centre website with my colleague Emilie Vrain, titled "Why our social networks matter for reaching net zero."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukerc.ac.uk/news/why-our-social-networks-matter-for-reaching-net-zero
 
Description Charlie Wilson is on the organising committee for the Climate Exp0 climate conference organised by the UK and Italian Universities Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Charlie Wilson is on the organising committee for the Climate Exp0 climate conference organised by the UK and Italian Universities Network, six months prior to CoP26.Leading the content for one of the five days on Mitigation Solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://climateexp0.org
 
Description Charlie Wilson participated in a series of low-carbon lifestyle change workshops led by the IMAGE group with One Earth and the KR Foundation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a series of low-carbon lifestyle change workshops led by the IMAGE group with One Earth and the KR Foundation. The aim is to co-design a series of global lifestyle change scenarios and assess their contribution to climate mitigation goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Charlie Wilson was an invited participant in a series of international workshops on "Creating Sustainable Lifestyles Narratives" organised by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), KR Foundation, and OneEarth. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Charlie Wilson was an invited participant in a series of international workshops on "Creating Sustainable Lifestyles Narratives" organised by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), KR Foundation, and OneEarth. The aim was to develop plausible lifestyle change scenarios that can be implemented in global modelling analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Climate Outreach blog: Communicating climate change during the Covid-19 crisis: what the evidence says (Adam Corner and Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Climate Outreach blog: Communicating climate change during the Covid-19 crisis: what the evidence says
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://climateoutreach.org/reports/communicating-climate-during-covid-19/
 
Description Climate change - is there still hope and what can you do to help? (ITV Wales) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Centre Director filmed and interviewed about risks of climate change to people across the globe, and outlined what people can do to help tackle climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-09-03/climate-change-is-there-still-hope-and-what-can-you-do-to-...
 
Description Climate change poll: Would you stop flying to lower your CO2 emissions? (Express) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by the Express.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1181245/Climate-change-poll-stop-flying-lower-emissions-CO2-c...
 
Description Climate change: Citizens' assembly prepares to tackle climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) and one of the Expert Leads for the UK citizens' assembly on climate change, is quoted about her involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51111796
 
Description Climate hustings at Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Two weeks prior to the general election, students from Cardiff Extinction Rebellion organised a hustings. Candidates from Labour, Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru and a student from the Conservative society spoke about their party's commitments on climate change and the environment. A panel of six academic staff then gave their appraisal of the party's manifestos, followed by Q&A from the audience. Issues discussed included the scale of ambition of policy proposals, the extent to which parties recognised the need for transformative approaches, and the role for public participation in future changes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate scientist or climate activist - where's the line? (Physics World) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Centre Director quoted on neutrality of scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://physicsworld.com/a/climate-scientist-or-climate-activist-wheres-the-line/
 
Description Communicating lifestyle change (chapter in the UNEP Emissions Gap Report) (Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We're proud to have coordinated and lead-authored a chapter in the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report (EGR) 2020. It's the first time the EGR has included a focus on lifestyle changes (or 'consumption emissions') as part of its analyses of the emissions gap - that is, the difference between anticipated emissions and levels consistent with the Paris Agreement goals. (Adam Corner)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://climateoutreach.org/reports/unep-communicating-lifestyle-change/
 
Description Concern about climate change has gone up, not down, during Covid-19 pandemic (Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New briefing paper from the Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) Centre shows how Covid-19 has impacted climate attitudes and changed behaviours in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://climateoutreach.org/concern-about-climate-change-has-gone-up-not-down-during-covid-19-pandem...
 
Description Contribution to SYNIAD 2020 contest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CAST supporting the SYNIAD sustainability innovation contests for students at Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, and Trinity St Davids
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/studentlifecu/your-chance-to-shine-a-light-on-your-idea-and-make-a-change...
 
Description Covid, lifestyle change, climate atittudes presentation and discussion (Claire Hoolohan/ Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented covid, lifestyle change, climate atittudes facilitating discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cowbridge Comprehensive Careers Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk was given at this event as the school is interested in developing a whole-school strategy to assist in mitigating the impact of climate change. Researcher reported School is very keen to build a relationship with the Centre. School reported many positive responses, and that they had been able to raise funds for the Eco Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description D&B issue 3 (covid 19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact D&B issue 3 (covid 19)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended Festival to promote social sciences research. Centre attended to promote research and to discuss carbon emissions associated with food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EU Eastern partnership: workshop on climate change education, awareness & behaviour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop's aim was to encourage climate change awareness and action in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Provided an expert session by giving a talk on academic insights on climate change awareness and communication. No access to event evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/workshop-climate-change-education-awareness-behaviour_en
 
Description Engaging the public on climate change: Citizen juries and assemblies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Created network of contacts across the public sector and academia to share learning about public engagement with climate change and the role of citizens' assemblies. The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) launched its third briefing paper and pre-launched its seedcorn funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engaging-the-public-on-climate-change-citizen-juries-and-assemblies-t...
 
Description Engaging the public on climate change: Citizen juries and assemblies reservation (CAST/PCAN seminar) (Christina Demski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Engaging the public on climate change: Citizen juries and assemblies reservation (CAST/PCAN seminar)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Environment agency - thought leadership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to present at Environment Agency's 'thought leadership' workshop, discussing how insights from psychology and sociology might be used to challenge assumptions and develop initiatives in their new collaborative strategy. Presented an introduction to the Centre, emphasising the need for multi-scalar action and rich collaborative activity to transform lifestyles and systems of governance for a sustainable, low-carbon future. A summary of various behavioural change projects and case studies provided clarity on the sorts of initiatives needed to enable effective individual action on climate change, and the role that the Environment Agency might have in fostering these initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description FSA symposium of social science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Food Standards Agency and other Government departments, stakeholders from academia, business and NGOs attended this event. Provided expertise in the role of behaviour change in relation to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/fsa-social-science-symposium-centres-on-food-innovation-and...
 
Description Featured in Cardiff Uni School of Psychology newsletter celebrating 1st year 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Featured in Cardiff Uni School of Psychology newsletter celebrating 1st year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First Campus Debate Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Took part in a Debate Day organised by National Museum Wales in partnership with First Campus. 120 key stage four pupils from schools in deprived areas took part in a debate around individual and collective action on climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Fit for future network workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 people from a range of different National Trust teams attended this event. Provided expertise regarding the role of behaviour change in relation to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Five year environment plan implementation forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Greater Manchester's Five-Year Environment Plan, sets out Greater Manchester Combined Authority's long-term environmental vision and the steps needed to achieve the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2038. Academic expertise provided by the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Frequent flyers must curb emissions, say public (The Ecologist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by the Ecologist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theecologist.org/2019/sep/18/frequent-flyers-must-curb-emissions-say-public
 
Description Getting the timing right is vital if we are to change travel habits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post written to provide evidence that promoting co-benefits is more likely to motivate individuals and organisations to change their practices to become low-carbon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/opinion/2019/november/getting-the-timing-right-is-vital-if-we-a...
 
Description Good morning Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Centre Director following press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Greta Thunberg support climate change centre (BBC News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Climate change activist Greta Thunberg publicly praises the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49730051
 
Description House of Commons Select Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In order to provide academic expertise, delivered session on public engagement and climate communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description House of Lords, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Private briefing to the House of Lords, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee on the topic of 'Brexit and the Environment'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How can banks and investors best support a just transition in Wales? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this event was to create a network of interested groups across the public, private and third sectors who are interested in financing a just transition on climate change. There was Welsh Government presence, who are keen to incorporate findings from the workshop into policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IACTA Lifestyle conference presentation (Clare Hanmer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IACTA Lifestyle conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IAmA Climate Change Psychologist, ask me anything (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online Reddit Q&A with Lorraine Whitmarsh
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ k24bq3/hello_im_professor_lorraine_whitmarsh_from_the/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ITV Wales Sharp End 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Stuart Capstick, as Associate Director for the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), was interviewed about what has happened since the Welsh Government declare a climate emergency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.itv.com/walesprogrammes/sharp-end/sharp-end-january-20th
 
Description International Conference on Environmental Psychology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduced the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to the research community, which attracted lots of interest and sparked interesting discussions around transforming lifestyles and interdisciplinary research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview on BBC Wales Politics concerning Wales Net Zero Emissions Targets (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Wales Politics concerning Wales Net Zero Emissions Targets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited member of IEMA collaboration best practice working group (Carly McLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited member of IEMA collaboration best practice working group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Launch of Cardiff Council's Transport Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) was invited to be part of the panel, and welcomed the Transport Plan which would cut emissions in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51108586
 
Description Learning Lessons from Europe's Experiences in the Past Decade. UACES, 15-16 June 2020, Online blog. (Andy Jordan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning Lessons from Europe's Experiences in the Past Decade. UACES, 15-16 June 2020, Online. Schoenefeld, J. K..Schulze. M. Hildén and A.J. Jordan (2020) Policy Change in International Decarbonisation Efforts:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Legislating Sustainability: Public Policy and the Environment in the EU talk/presentation/debate (Andy Jordan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Legislating Sustainability: Public Policy and the Environment in the EU. Centre for European Studies and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Florida,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Letter makes plea to rich over climate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), named as signatory on a letter written by a group of scientists to the top 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and families to request funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48357351
 
Description Letter to the Times (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A letter to the editor concerning the UK Government's ten point climate plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living in a society beyond oil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen and the Centre for Environment & Development Studies at the University of Uppsala attended this conference, where the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) gave a keynote speech to provide expertise on behaviour change in relation to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uib.no/en/cet/123851/beyond-oil-2019-deep-and-rapid-transformations#thursday-17th-of-oct...
 
Description Lorraine Whitmarsh invited to join Climate Change Committee Advisory Group for 6th Carbon Budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lorraine Whitmarsh member of Climate Change Committee Advisory Group for 6th Carbon budget
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lorraine Whitmarsh spoke at Welsh Local Government Association conference on Behaviour Change and Green Recovery (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Lorraine spoke at Welsh Local Government Association conference on behaviour change and green recovery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lorraine Whitmarsh was a panellist on a webinar for the Society of Behavioural Medicine on Climate Change and Health Change. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panellist on a webinar forthe Society of Behavioural Medicine on Climate Change and Health Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Low-carbon lifestyle conference (virtual participation) (Christina Demski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Low-carbon lifestyle conference (virtual participation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Member of Welsh Government Technical Advisory Cell: Environmental Subgroup (Wouter Poortinga) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 26th IAPS conference, Quebec City, Canada (online conference)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iaps2020.com/
 
Description Ministers doing little towards 2050 emissions target, say top scientists (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quotes from two members of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to express concern that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers to achieve the net zero goal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/24/ministers-doing-little-to-achieve-2050-emissions...
 
Description Ministers doing little towards 2050 emissions target, say top scientists (Yahoo News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quotes from two members of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to express concern that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers to achieve the net zero goal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ministers-doing-little-towards-2050-183811135.html?guccounter=1
 
Description Most people in the UK back limits on flying to tackle climate change (New Scientist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by New Scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2216743-most-people-in-the-uk-back-limits-on-flying-to...
 
Description Moving towards low-carbon lifestyles: a question of collective action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post written to highlight what individuals can do to talk climate change. Written in preparation for the upcoming ICTA-UAB International Conference on Low-Carbon Lifestyle Changes that will take place from May 6-8 2020 in Barcelona.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cusp.ac.uk/themes/s1/blog-jf-lw-ad-icta2020/
 
Description Net Zero Transport Board - invited membership helping to support covid recovery within the Department for Transport (Carly McLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CAST membership on Net Zero Transport Board helping to support covid recovery within the Department for Transport
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description New Statesman Energy Spotlight by Carly McLachlan on 'Technological optimism will not deliver our climate commitments' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New Statesman Energy Spotlight by Carly McLachlan on 'Technological optimism will not deliver our climate commitments'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/energy/2020/11/technological-optimism-will-not-deliver-our-cl...
 
Description New £5m research Centre highlights world-leading GW4 climate change expertise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post to cover launch of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), including how it ties into GW4's key research priority areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://gw4.ac.uk/opinion/new-5m-research-centre-highlights-world-leading-gw4-climate-change-experti...
 
Description Oxford City Council Citizens' Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Supported Oxford City Council on its Climate Change Citizens' Assembly. Provided expertise on the design, and climate communication to wider city stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Parliamentary Committee Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Private briefing to the Parliamentary Committee Office on the topic of new trade agreements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participant in a series of 'Delivering Net Zero' workshops organised by Leeds and Cardiff Universities (Charlie Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Charlie Wilson was invited to be a participant in a series of 'Delivering Net Zero' workshops organised by Leeds and Cardiff Universities. The aim was to find academic consensus around societal change for net-zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy Blog On Net Zero - series of policy blogs produced by The University of Manchester(Carly McLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Net Zero - series of policy blogs produced by The University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Policy forum for Wales: energy policy in Wales and enabling the transition to a low carbon economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) provided expertise on making changes in everyday life to tackle climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.policyforumforwales.co.uk/publication/energy-policy-in-Wales-19
 
Description Presentation at the British Environmental Psychology online conference (Katharine Steentjes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at the British Environmental Psychology online conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at the ICTA-UAB International Conference on Low-Carbon Lifestyle Changes 2020 - Session I3 - Regional Impacts - talk title "What could low-carbon transformed lifestyles look like? A description of low-carbon lifestyle profiles illustrating key elements for visions of change" (Caroline Verfuerth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the ICTA-UAB International Conference on Low-Carbon Lifestyle Changes 2020 - Session I3 - Regional Impacts - talk title "What could low-carbon transformed lifestyles look like? A description of low-carbon lifestyle profiles illustrating key elements for visions of change"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to X-Gov behavioural insights green recovery group on Covid-19 and sustainable consumption (Claire Hoolohan & Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented on covid-19 and lifestyle change, with Q&A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentations on Covid & sustainable consumption to Defra Social Research Group Seminar (Claire Hoolohan & Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented on covid-19 and lifestyle change, with Q&A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented (virtual) on Food and Diet & Material Consumption. Included detail about work conducted at CAST, future plans and data requirements from the IMAGE team (Susan Lee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation(virtual) on Food and Diet & Material Consumption
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented a Pico talk at the Tyndall Assembly "Modelling food and diet in a changing climate" (Susan Lee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a Pico talk at the Tyndall Assembly "Modelling food and diet in a changing climate"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented at ICTA-UAB 2020, Lorraine Whitmarsh gave keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presentation at Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://lifestyle-changes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ICTA2020_TentativeProgram.pdf
 
Description Public perceptions and engagement with climate change. Workshop on Climate Change Education, Awareness and Behaviour (Eastern Partnership Connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate change) (Wouter Poortinga) 11 February 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Public perceptions and engagement with climate change. Workshop on Climate Change Education, Awareness and Behaviour (Eastern Partnership Connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate change), Brussels, 10-11 February 2020. https://www.eap-events.eu/ehome/climate-awareness/agenda
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SMF-ESRC: ask the expert 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to speak to outline our research into how carefully-considered policies that advocate behavioural changes give cause for optimism in the fight to combat climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.smf.co.uk/events/ask-expert-can-policymakers-encourage-public-engagement-climate-change-s...
 
Description SPARK Update 'Centre Spotlight' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAST showcased in the SPARK Update newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SYNIAD competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact As part of Global Entrepreneur Week, the Centre supported Cardiff University's SYNIAD contest. Cardiff University students were invited to pitch an idea that could create lasting change in one of the Centre's four challenging areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cardiff.simplydo.co.uk/challenges/5d67baf4c290900007824ffc
 
Description Schoenefeld, J. K..Schulze. M. Hildén and A.J. Jordan (2020) Policy Change in International Decarbonisation Efforts: Learning Lessons from Europe's Experiences in the Past Decade. UACES, 15-16 June 2020, Online. (Andy Jordan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Schoenefeld, J. K..Schulze. M. Hildén and A.J. Jordan (2020) Policy Change in International Decarbonisation Efforts: Learning Lessons from Europe's Experiences in the Past Decade. UACES, 15-16 June 2020, Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scientific Advisory Committee for the UKRI energy research programme (Christina Demski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific Advisory Committee for the UKRI energy research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Government workshop (Adam Corner / Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scottish Government workshop. Bespoke Impact workshop designed for SG

Keynote presentations for large group in morning followed by deep dives into behaviour change, communication, and post covid-19 communication in the afternoon (with key Scottish stakeholders and SG members)

Set stage well for ongoing relationship with SG for CAST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Season for Change: Can art affect people's perception of climate change? presentation (Christina Demski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Season for Change: Can art affect people's perception of climate change? presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Setting up a climate change & education network (Katharine Steentjes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GW4 funding to set up network (£13 570), application for additional funding submitted; teacher conference planned for March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Social Research Association: annual conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, in her role as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), spoke about the need to work beyond traditional research boundaries to tackle climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://the-sra.org.uk/SRAConference2019/Welcome/SRAConference2019/Welcome.aspx
 
Description South East Wales Transport Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, provided expertise and evidence on how to reduce congestion on the M4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stuart Capstick gave a keynote at the Natural History Museum People and Planet launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stuart gave a keynote at the Natural History Museum People and Planet launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stuart Capstick presented at 'Energy and Climate Futures: Recovery and Resilience Post Covid-19', the annual event of the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at 'Energy and Climate Futures: Recovery and Resilience Post Covid-19', the annual event of the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at Manchester Green summit (Susan Lee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended a number of talks at Manchester Green summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talking climate at Glastonbury Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk was given at the Speakers Forum at Glastonbury Festival, specifically relating to work with Greater Manchester on developing climate change policy and the potential of a co-benefits approach to open up new potential interventions. The co-benefits framing resonated with attendees, evidenced by the questions and discussion which arose. Issues around climate change were also evidenced on the Pyramid stage at the Festival, with band Years&Years talking about climate change in their speech on equality and David Attenborough trailing his new BBC series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The General Election result was abundantly clear: now we await the detail 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post written with the aim to provide expert knowledge on how Brexit affects the environment in order to seize opportunities and mitigate risks posed by Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/12/13/six-unanswered-questions-update/
 
Description The Path to Net Zero: "A clear mandate to policy makers for bold action". (Lorraine Whitmarsh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Path to Net Zero: "A clear mandate to policy makers for bold action".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/the-path-to-net-zero-a-clear-mandate-to-policy-makers-for-bold-action/
 
Description The election manifestos and the environment: six unanswered questions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post written with the aim to provide expert knowledge on how Brexit affects the environment in order to seize opportunities and mitigate risks posed by Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/11/27/manifestos-six-unanswered-questions/
 
Description Third Heathrow runway at odds with carbon-neutral target (The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quotes from two members of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to express concern that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers to achieve the net zero goal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/third-heathrow-runway-at-odds-with-carbon-neutral-target-8v5lfpkq...
 
Description Thrive Renewables: annual general meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh was invited to speak in her capacity as the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) about lifestyle changes we can make to help tackle climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/Thrive_R/status/1139892296588189696
 
Description Tortoise on the road: what can this generation do about global warming? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Attend a forum, modelled on a 'leader conference' to provide expertise on climate change. Forum co-hosted with Dr. Aaron Thierry, earth-scientist, climate change campaigner and Extinction Rebellion activist, Anthony Slaughter, Leader of the Wales Green Party.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://members.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/tortoise-on-the-road-university-of-cardiff-what-can-this-g...
 
Description Translating climate emergency declarations into local climate action presentation (Candice Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk and discussion by Dr Candice Howarth: Translating climate emergency declarations into local climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Two Stories of Change events for Tyndall & general public (Lorraine Whitmarsh, Stuart Capstick, Charlie Wilson, Claire Hoolohan, Sarah Mander) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two Stories of Change events for Tyndall & general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Two Thirds Believe We Should Stop Air Travel To Tackle Climate Change (Huffington Post) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by Huffington Post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/two-thirds-believe-we-should-stop-air-travel-to-tackle-climat...
 
Description Two joint webinars on the CDP Cities report with Carbon Disclosure Project and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (Angela Mae Minas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two joint webinars on the CDP Cities report with CDP and C40
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Two-thirds of people support limiting air travel to tackle climate change (Mirage News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by Mirage News.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.miragenews.com/two-thirds-of-people-support-limiting-air-travel-to-tackle-climate-change...
 
Description UK Committee on Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Two members of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations provided expertise on climate change engagement and behaviour change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK ministers doing little towards 2050 emissions target, say top scientists (Iran Daily) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quotes from two members of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to express concern that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers to achieve the net zero goal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.iran-daily.com/News/264825.html
 
Description UNEP Emissions Gap chapter on low carbon lifestyles (Stuart Capstick, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Claire Hoolohan, Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launched the UNEP Emissions Gap chapter on low carbon lifestyles. Good international engagement with the webinar and underpinning work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Video clip for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Pastoral day celebrations talking about emissions from the music sector (Carly McLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Video clip for UNFCCC Pastoral day celebrations talking about emissions from the music sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Visit to Project Based Learning/ University of Utrecht collaborators in March(Clare Hanmer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to PBL / University of Utrecht collaborators in March
A joint submission to IAMC conference is planned
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description We analysed the polls: this is what the UK thinks of the climate crisis (VICE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release on Centre launch and outcomes of poll (conducted by YouGov for the Centre) picked up by VICE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/xweaqz/uk-climate-crisis-opinion-poll
 
Description Webcast: Doing not Telling(Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Webcast: Doing not Telling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webcast: In conversation with Mike Hulme (Stuart Capstick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webcast: In conversation with Mike Hulme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Friends of the Earth, London. EU-UK trade relations: why environmental policy regression will undermine the level playing field and what the UK can do to limit it. 29 September.. (Andy Jordan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Webinar 29 September - Friends of the Earth, London. EU-UK trade relations: why environmental policy regression will undermine the level playing field and what the UK can do to limit itFriends of the Earth, London. (Andy Jordan)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYs9z0IFUQ4&ab_channel=kierrabox
 
Description Webinar Institute of Directors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to speak at the Institute of Directors on climate change leadership. Used Centre research on public perceptions of climate emergency to inform discussions about the need for urgent actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description When is climate change concern more likely to enhance support for climate change mitigation policies? A cross-national study (Wouter Poortinga) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 26th IAPS conference, Quebec City, Canada (online conference)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iaps2020.com/
 
Description Why the UK needs a diverse leadership team for COP26 (Lorraine Whitmarsh / Kat steentjes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Why the UK needs a diverse leadership team for COP26
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cast.ac.uk/why-the-uk-needs-a-diverse-leadership-team-for-cop26/
 
Description Will 30p plastic bags end our habit for good - or is it time for more extreme measures? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, as Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) is quoted on nudging people to make more environmentally friendly choices through economic measures may not have a wider impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2019/aug/21/30p-plastic-bags-time-for-more-extreme...
 
Description Workshop with Scottish Government (Christina Demski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ZQH - the Enlightenment café 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Centre took part in a theatre production called ZOH created by Enlightenment Café, a theatre company that 'combines the beauty of science with the power of performance.'

The show used the UN's Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Independent Futures Forum's World Game, providing audiences with a glimpse into the lives of climate witnesses in 2019 and 2050. In the second half of the production, the future of humanity was placed in the hands of the audience as they joined a team responsible for one of twelve research topics such as habitat, governance, water, and trade. Each team was supported by an expert, with Dr Stuart Capstick leading the climate team and organisations including Greenpeace, UCL, Buglife, and the Francis Crick Institute leading other research groups.

The performance took place twice; once for GCSE students and once for a general public audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.enlightenmentcafe.co.uk/2019/10/18/zoi/
 
Description climate change communication & public engagement to the Cabinet Office (Lorraine Whitmarsh/ Adam Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presented on climate change communication & public engagement to the Cabinet Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021