European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC): Six Recommendations for Public Engagement
Source: Climate Outreach
Author(s): Adam Corner, et al.
The European Perceptions of Climate Change project (EPCC) provides insights into public attitudes towards climate change and energy transitions across France, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom. In an initial report, the project detailed the socio-political context relevant to understanding perceptions of climate change in each of these nations. A second report summarises the key findings from an international representative survey of approximately 1000 people in each of the four participating countries. The EPCC project offers a rich source of information on how the public in four major European countries think about climate change and the different elements of a sustainable energy transition.
Here, in this document, we offer a series of six recommendations for public engagement that follow from the key findings of the EPCC survey. We also situate these findings within the wider literature on public engagement with energy and climate change. This short report is aimed at communications professionals, campaigners, and other practitioners, and contains practical recommendations for more effective public engagement.
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