Saturday 21st November, London
The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action (and what gets in its way)
Organised by Confer in partnership with Climate Psychology Alliance and other organisations
This cutting-edge conference will examine psychological processes that help or hinder collective action on climate change. Working on the assumption that finding the way to effective global action involves psychological dimensions, we will be asking:-
- What psychological factors inspire or inhibit effective action on climate change?
- What do we know about the psychology of coordinated collective action?
We start from a position that the analysis of climate change anxiety and denial offers us important insights. We want to build on this to create a discussion that considers the importance of emotional and cognitive processes to collective climate action and thus to mental and societal health. This conference will examine the psychology of moving from short-term self-interest to long term sustainability, and from mind-sets that block action to pathways that facilitate widespread participation in effective solutions.
Using a TED style format of brief presentations, the event will bring together an an interdisciplinary panel of speakers who will suggest that the key element of any solution to climate changes lies in how we think and feel together.
Full details can be found here.