Reaching our climate goals needs people to be involved, as members of families and communities, as voting citizens, as employees and as consumers. Yet energy and climate policy has tended to look through a technical or economic lens. This research package will examine how people have been understood in policymaking, through discourse analysis of outputs from government and official advisers, and through interviews with stakeholders. We will use the findings to evaluate current approaches to policymaking and recommend future directions, and to shape our own work.
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