Greening Household Behaviour : The Role of Public Policy

Greening Household Behaviour : The Role of Public Policy. Paris : OECD, mars 2011, 192 p., ISBN : 9789264096875 (PDF) ; 9789264063624 (print)

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/greening-household-behaviour_9789264096875-en

Household consumption patterns and behaviour have an impact on stocks of natural resources, environmental quality and climate change. This is expected to increase significantly in the future. In response, governments have introduced a variety of measures to encourage people to take into consideration the environmental impact of their purchases and practices. These may include environmentally related taxes, energy performance standards for homes, carbon dioxide emission labels for cars, and financial support to purchase solar panels, among others. Nevertheless, understanding and influencing household behaviour remains a challenge for policy makers.

This publication presents the main results and policy implications of an OECD survey of more than 10 000 households in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.  It offers new insight into what policy measures really work, looking at what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment in five areas: water use, energy use, personal transport choices, organic food consumption, and waste generation and recycling.

Greening Household Behaviour: The Role of Public Policy is an invaluable resource for all those interested by the challenging questions of what promotes “greener” lifestyles, from policy makers to individual citizens. (© OECD)

 

Aussi disponible en français : Politique de l’environnement et comportement des ménages, octobre 2011 http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/fr/environment/politique-d-environnement-et-comportement-des-menages_9789264096776-fr


OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
Danièle Revel (10 mars 2011). Greening Household Behaviour : The Role of Public Policy. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 25 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o8ry


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