A green living initiative - engaging households to achieve environmental goals
This report puts forward an integrated package of measures, linking tax incentives to clear information, advice and branding, designed to engage households in taking action on three key environmental issues - energy, water and waste.
To enable and encourage households to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, this report proposes a single 'green living initiative', which combines information and advice with fiscal incentives. The initiative aims to interest, motivate and empower individuals, and is focussed on engagement, not solely on efficiency. It builds on the government's own analysis, outlined in the Sustainable Development Strategy, of linking regulation to fiscal incentives and information provision, in order to catalyse behaviour change.
This report has been produced by the Policy Studies Institute
. The work was commissioned by Green Alliance as part of a project on fiscal incentives for sustainable homes, which is being funded by the Environment Agency, the National Insulation Association, the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust and Thames Water.
- download a literature review and survey of other potential measures.
- Simon Dresner, Paul Ekins, Rebecca Willis
- Publication Date:
- 2 January, 2006
- 0 9549757 5 8