Psychological effectiveness of carbon labelling

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Abstract

Despite the decision by supermarket-giant Tesco to delay its plan to add carbon-footprint information onto all of its 70,000 products, carbon labelling, if carefully designed, could yet change consumer behaviour. However, it requires a new type of thinking about consumers and much additional work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2012

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  • consumer behaviour
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Psychological effectiveness of carbon labelling. / Beattie, Geoffrey.

In: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, No. 4, 28.03.2012, p. 214-217.

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