Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh awarded MBE

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh has been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours with an MBE or Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of work she has led on behaviour change and public engagement towards more sustainable futures.

Loraine is the director of Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST). Loraine’s research focuses on the psychology of climate change.

“I’m absolutely delighted to receive this honour in recognition of our work on climate change, public engagement and behaviour change. Following on from the year in which the UK hosted COP26 and more countries made ambitious pledges to achieve net zero emissions, it is encouraging that the role of the social sciences in tackling rising temperatures is recognised and valued in this way,” said Lorraine.

“I would also like to thank many colleagues, past and present, from the Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations and at the universities of Bath, Cardiff, East Anglia, York and the charity Climate Outreach who I have collaborated with over many years; in addition to the policymakers, charities, and businesses with whom CAST is currently working on research and action to tackle climate change,” Lorraine added.

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