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Understanding Perception of Climate Change and Representation in Sheffield

02 June 2017

The study aims to understand how climate change is perceived by the people of Sheffield, UK and how the different ways it is represented affect how people value the importance of getting involved in collective climate action.

the study will use questioning, ranking exercises, photograph responses and participant's own ideas to aid the generation of a framework aimed at promoting community-based climate action in order to increase the number of Sheffield's residents willing to get involved.


Ethical approval

This study has received ethical approval from The University of Sheffield, Department of Geography (REF 014227) under the research title:

"A Step from Care to Action: Understanding the Relationship between Representations of Climate Change and Individual Perceptions of the Value of Collective Climate Action using Sheffield, UK as a case study."

About the researcher

I am a masters student at the University of Sheffield studying MSc Environmental Change and International Development. I have previously studied for a BA in Human Geography.

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