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Thomas Dietz: What we know and what we need to know about climate decision making

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12:35 PM, Thursday 27 May 2021 EDT (1 hour 15 minutes)
Research on environmental decision-making provides a strong basis for understanding decision that have consequence for climate. In particular, three traditions of research, the rational actor model, environmental social psychology and the heuristics and biases approach have each explored whatshapes consequential decisions. I will review each approach, delimiting its strengths and limits. However, we lack a synthesis across these traditions, or even a strong understanding of which approach applies in a particular context. Developing a more integrated understanding is a major challenge. Afuther challenge is developing approaches that allow us to move from models of individual decision making to processes that allow good collective decisions in the face of uncertainty and conflict about both facts and values.

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