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Environment - Social Research

green footprints

Priority areas for the Environment Social Research team are climate change and pro-environmental behaviour change. The team's remit includes:

  • Environmental attitudes and behaviours
  • Behaviour change
  • Sustainable development and greenspace
  • Climate change adaptation and flooding

In relation to the Scottish Government's Purpose, the Environment Social Research team contribute towards the following National Outcomes:

  • We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production
  • We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations
  • We live in well-designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need
  • We live longer, healthier lives


Further Information

The following information is available from the Environment Social Research website:

Publications - overview of the range of Scottish Government research published in this area

Behaviour change research - summary of work taken forward by the Scottish Government and other research centres

Climate change adaptation - information on the Scottish Government's research on climate change adaptation

Greenspace research - summary of the Scottish Government's social research relating to greenspace 

Environmental attitudes and behaviours - information on the Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey

Contacts - contact details for the Environment Social Research team