Our research fellow Vít Havelka together with Torval Tangeland, Petr Soukup, Nikola Hořejš, and Pål Strandbakken wrote a Policy Paper as a part of the project Green Transformation: Sustainable Consumption and European Single Market policies supported by the Norway Grants in the Czech Republic. In this paper, he compares and identifies knowledge gaps between Czech and Norwegian consumers. He gives an overview of the present situation in both countries, including possible research gaps and describes the unique national contexts and experiences.
In any case, should the EU meet its climate obligation, a radical change in consumer behaviour in nutrition, households and transport is needed. This obviously cannot be achieved without the cooperation of the EU’s population. The EU and its member states will have to develop policies that not only lead to lower greenhouse emissions; they must also be accepted by the population.
This is also the background for this research note. It should become a baseline for further research in consumer behaviour in three areas – nutrition, households and transport. It describes what has already been studied in the Czech Republic and Norway in order to ascertain what knowledge gaps must be filled in order to provide policy makers with a good overview on how to change consumption among Czechs and Norwegians in a more climate friendly direction.
Policy Paper is written with the support of Norway Grants.
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Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU