Workshop on Behavioural Science, SWB, and the Environment

Workshop on Behavioural Science, SWB, and the Environment2018-11-12T14:42:55+00:00

EPA Workshop on Behavioural Science, Subjective Well-being, and the Environment

November 16th, 12pm-3pm, UCD Geary Institute Seminar Room

On November 16th, we bring together a number of researchers working on behavioural science, subjective well-being, and the environment. The workshop’s aim is to identify potential research collaborations and applications of that research in Ireland and we will discuss new research ideas. In particular, we will discuss the EPA Beast Project that aims to generate essential information from the behavioural sciences to inform actions on climate change. Our keynotes are given by Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg and Martin Binder. The workshop is sponsored by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. The tentative programme is below.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Leonhard Lades at


12:00 pm: Lunch and Coffee (to take and sit down)

12:10 pm: Leonhard Lades, EnvEcon and UCD “Welcome & Introduction of the Behavioural Economics Aiding Sustainable Transition Project”

12:30 pm: Martin Binder, Bard College Berlin “Peer influences on green behavior and green self-image and their impact on subjective well-being”

13:00 pm: Till Weber, UCD “Social preferences and pro-environmental behaviour”

13:15 pm: Karl Purcell, SEAI “New Developments at the SEAI Behavioural Economics Unit”

13:20pm: Break

13:30 pm: Finbarr Brereton, UCD “Improving the economics of plastic recycling”

13:45 pm: Tensay Meles, UCD “Billing Information and Consumption Behaviour: Experimental Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity Tariffs”

14:30 pm: Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen “Pro-environmental behavior, identity and notions of the good life”