Daskalakis, M. & F. BeckenbachMaking environmental policy people-oriented – How behavioral insights can make environmental policy instruments more effective

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Maria Daskalakis & Frank Beckenbach

Release date:
July 2017

German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), position paper

Which factors influence environmental decisions? How can people be motivated to act in an environmentally sound manner and break down environmentally harmful behavioral routines? This publication provides answers to these questions using the latest findings from psychology, cognitive sciences and behavioral economics. An essential part of the publication is a checklist for the development of behavior-oriented instruments. It contains a concrete guide to action for a better design of environmental policy instruments, may that be at federal, state or municipal level.

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