How to address citizens' practices and policies on sustainability? A consultative tool for brokering policy-related knowledge between the worlds of policymaking and everyday citizens' life

Josep Espluga, Wilfried Konrad, Claire Mays, Christian Oltra, Marc Poumadère, Ana Prades

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Abstract

© Policy Press 2016. An innovative investigative approach (STAVE), combining elements of research, engagement and brokerage, was used to uncover policy assumptions and daily experiences related to energy use practices. Exploratory work within three policymaker institutions and eight reconvened focus groups were carried out in three different European countries (France, Germany, Spain). All the groups explored active practices with regard to energy saving at household level, with the use of in-home display devices and smart meters additionally addressed in Spain and France. Insight gained by policymakers could be adopted to design, implement and tailor energy plans and policies to better support sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-404
JournalEvidence and Policy
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Energy policy
  • Public engagement
  • STAVE method
  • Sustainability practices

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