How to Talk with Policymakers About 1.5-Degree Lifestyles

Developing a toolkit for communicating 1.5-degree lifestyles

There has been a leap forward in our understanding of how to design deep, effective engagement and communication on climate change and sustainability. This is a good thing too because how we engage people on these issues is critical for advancing ways of living within 1.5-Degree futures – and not just at the end but throughout our work.

This framing toolkit draws on social research and practice from sustainability and climate work – both of which are providing us with clear insights, methods, and practical approaches.

Along with the co-authors ZOE, OneEarth, the Hot or Cool Institute, and Climate Outreach, we acknowledge that this framing draws on the work of Project Inside Out, Climate Access, SCORAI, the FrameWorks Institute, the Wellbeing Alliance, the Rapid Transition Alliance, the Boundless Roots community,

Who is this framing guide for? 

This guide is mainly for policymakers at the EU level. It is also useful for key stakeholders in actual European Union processes, and the civil society, media, business, and other groups engaging with the EU.

Framing tasks 

The following are the tasks that we aim to accomplish with the support of this guide:

Embrace lifestyle changes as a part of the climate action and sustainability solutions.
Know that lifestyles are designed and created through a combination of choices and support.
Cultivate a sense that change is possible in lifestyles through collective action across society.
Know what to do in terms of specific perspectives, actions and policy choices that can be shaped to create 1.5 Degree Lifestyles for all.

Do you want to find out more? Our toolkit is now available!


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