ProjectTask 24 - Closing the Loop - Behaviour Change in DSM, From Theory to Polices and Practice

Task 24 - Closing the Loop - Behaviour Change in DSM, From Theory to Polices and Practice

"Governments around the world struggle with achieving their targets towards developing a more sustainable energy system. There is now a growing international realisation that technological development will not be sufficient to meet those targets. Energy efficiency and energy conservation have gained renewed interest due to climate convention commitments and the rising concerns about prices and security of supply of imported fuels. They are the cheapest, fastest and most feasible way to meet climate change mitigation and pollution targets, mitigate impacts from resource constraints (peak oil and load), and improve health, comfort and energy security and affordability.” (External project site).

Task 24 - Closing the Loop - Behaviour Change in DSM, From Theory to Polices and Practice, is part of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) larger focus on Demand Side Management (DSM). The ambition is to gather experts from the participating countries in order to unravel the complexities of human energy-use behaviour. Ultimately the aim is to develop a framework that connects behaviour change research theory with practical policymaking and programme design.

Several sub-tasks have been carried out within the overall "Task 24”, and the the task leaders are Dr Sea Rothman from New Zealand and Dr Ruth Mourik from the Netherlands. Cecilia Katzeff manages Sweden's participation in the task. Best and worse practice examples have been collected from all the participating countries through the method of storytelling. The final result has been presented in a comprehensive monster report, containing numerous love stories, horror stories, and learning stories. Please visit the external project site for more information: 

External homepage: 
http://www.ieadsm.org/ViewTask.aspx?ID=16&Task=24&Sort=0