Mittwoch, 03. Mrz 2021, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

ERN Environmental Engagements: talks

"The role of human perception and behaviour in plastic pollution" - Sabine Pahl, Department of Urban and Environmental Psychology, University of Vienna

Online via Zoom
https://univienna.zoom.us/j/93353289166?pwd=RjlDdDZCQ1dFUEM0c2htNUpOd2l0Zz09, , https://umwelt.univie.ac.at/aktivitaeten/environmental-engagements-talks/

Vortrag


Der Vortrag:

"The role of human perception and behaviour in plastic pollution"

Aquatic plastic pollution is entirely due to humans. Throughout the whole life cycle of plastic, from production via consumption to disposal, it is human decisions and behaviour that ultimately lead to plastic ending up in aquatic environments. Every sector, every individual plays a role in the fate of plastic waste. For example, designers and producers make decisions about materials, appearance and functionality; consumers make purchasing decisions and dispose of items after use; policy makers decide on regulation and legal frameworks. These processes can be documented and explained using theories and methods from the social and behavioural sciences. More importantly, these insights can guide social change processes systematically and help develop and evaluate effective communication and behaviour change interventions. This presentation will summarise recent work on the human dimension in aquatic plastic pollution. The focus will be on relevant literature from social and environmental psychology on risk perception and behaviour change. The talk will draw on interdisciplinary and international work to highlight challenges to such integrative research and misunderstandings between disciplines. It will include research on macro- and microplastics and a range of stakeholders, e.g., fishermen and young people. This will be complemented by a brief discussion of the research-policy interface in the context of plastic pollution, drawing on recent work with the EU Chief Scientific Advisors and UNEP.

 

Vortragssprache: englisch

 

Über die Vortragende:

Sabine Pahl is a Social Psychologist engaged in basic and applied research and her applied work focuses on the human dimension in environmental issues. Since October 2020 she holds the new professorship of Urban and Environmental Psychology at the University of Vienna, while still holding an Honorary Professorship of Applied Social Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK. She investigates perceptions and behaviour change, particularly in the area of protecting marine environments, marine litter and microplastics and energy efficiency.

www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/sabine-pahl

 

Zu Environmental Engagements: talks

Im Sommersemester 2021 startet das Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt unter dem Format „Environmental Engagements: talks“ eine Vortragsreihe, die Expert*innen aus der Umweltforschung in verschiedensten Bereichen mit einem breiten Publikum in Dialog treten lässt. Im Zentrum steht die Vielfalt an Perspektiven und Herangehensweisen, die es braucht, um als Gesellschaft den tiefgehenden Wandel zu einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft mitsamt seiner Herausforderungen zu beschreiten. Dabei werden die diessemestrigen Beiträge von psychologischen Betrachtungen unseres Plastikkonsums, über einer politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse von Fridays for Future, bis hin zu astrophysischer Lichtverschmutzungsforschung reichen, und sind für Studierende wie Interessierte aller Backgrounds online zugänglich. Damit möchte das Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt einen Beitrag dazu leisten, Wissensaustausch über fachspezifische Grenzen hinweg zu Nachhaltigkeitsthemen, die uns alle betreffen, zu fördern. Nehmen auch Sie an den Gesprächen teil, denn nur durch vielfältige Teilhabe schaffen wir die Transformation hin zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit.

 

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>> Zoom-Link: univienna.zoom.us/j/93353289166

Meeting-ID: 933 5328 9166, Kenncode: 305240

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Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt / Environmental Research Network


Kontakt

Judith Mühlbacher
Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt / Environmental Research Network
+43-1-4277-53311
judith.muehlbacher@univie.ac.at