CASPI: Low-Carbon Lifestyles and Behavioural Spillover

Project Value: € 1.5 m
Funders: European Research Council


A mixed methods project examining the personal, cultural and contextual basis of pro-environmental behaviour in seven countries (UK, Brazil, Nepal, China, South Africa, Denmark, Poland). The CASPI project is particularly interested in assessing the conditions under which ‘spillover’ occurs – in other words, whether one new green behaviour (e.g., recycling) leads to take-up, or in some cases suppression, of other green behaviours (e.g., taking your own bags shopping), and if so, under what circumstances.

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We have published findings on spillover previously. For example our research on the spillover potential of the Welsh carrier bag charge:
And before this, work looking at how consistent people are across a range of green behaviours:



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