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ConPolicy starts study on the possibilities of nudging in the field of UV protection
On behalf of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), ConPolicy and the innovation agency INNOKI are conducting a study on possible applications of nudging in the field of UV protection until December 2019. The aim of this study is to show how measures can be designed such that citizens protect themselves adequately against UV radiation.
The study will examine to what extent recommended protective measures and target group are already considered in the literature and which gaps still exist. Furthermore, nudging measures with particular regard to their relevance for UV protection are analysed and their applicability is assessed. Methodologically the study is based on a systematic literature review and a workshop for the creative development of nudge prototypes.
Further information can be found here.
ConPolicy gives lecture at the exhibition opening "New inspiration on Consumption"
More than 220 kilos of packaging and over 85 kilos of food are thrown into the bin by every German every year. Precious resources that should disappear as soon as possible: wa
ste is burned, shipped and (far too rarely) recycled. In the exhibition "Fenster des Konsums" the focus is on garbage. Inspiring packaging installations invite visitors to reflect on their consumer behavior and its impact. After all, garbage is only one of the many downsides of our consumption. But why is it so hard to consume sustainably? At the vernissage, ConPolicy’s Viola Muster gave a lecture on the challenges of sustainable consumption and presented solutions.
The exhibition of the Group Global 3000 will be on display until 9 August on Fridays from 5 – 8 pm in the gallery for sustainable art in Berlin.
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