Social scientists from the ESRC’s Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University have developed a new methodology that allows findings to go beyond narrow academic circles. In a study of the impact of the single use carrier bag levy, introduced by the Welsh Government in 2011, BRASS academics designed their research with media interest and the general public in mind.
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The Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and the Environment has quantified how consumer purchasing decisions drive carbon emissions - helping to develop a business standard on carbon footprinting.
An environment law online resource is receiving more than 1,100 visitors per month, with most interest in issues around noise, waste and planning
Policy recommendations from the Sussex Energy Group have shaped the UK government's position for climate change negotiations, as well as informing the Chilean and Indian governments on technology transfer policies.
A methodology for assessing the economic value of freshwater and marine environmental systems has led to a more cost-benefit based approach to implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in the UK.
Research led by Professor Simin Davoudi investigating how policy and political pressures are influencing current processes across England have been central to new government guidance on waste policy.