Update: Tina Fawcett will be joined by co-speaker Yael Parag Cohen (www.creds.ac.uk/people/yael-parag) with a slight adjustment to the focus of the talk to: ‘Changing roles for individuals and organisations in the net zero transition. Policy and Governance perspectives.
Responding to the climate emergency is a UK priority, however, the role for individuals is unclear – must they be active citizens co-creating the transition, consumers responding to economic signals, both of these, or neither? This talk shows how individuals are currently conceptualised in energy policy and how this differs between policy instruments. It considers future policy, future people, the pluses and minuses of different visions of individual participation.