Climate Change Risk Perception and Propensity to Act

July 5-6 2018, SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis Campus


Adapting to climate change is the greatest challenge humanity is facing today. Natural and human environments currently are impacted via urban air pollution, water scarcity, land degradation, habitat and biodiversity loss, and extreme weather events. In Southern France, climate change has been directly linked to recent flooding and is projected to increase the future frequency of storms and heatwaves. Understanding how citizens perceive and psychologically adapt to climate change risks is of great importance to developing a coherent and informed strategy to reduce carbon emissions and greater climate resilience.

The current workshop will unite the researchers from multiple disciplines studying climate change risk perception and adaptation. Researchers from environmental sciences, sociology, psychology, economics and marketing will present their work in the grand attempt of cross-fertilisation across multiple fields of study.


July 5

11:00 – 11:10
Zakaria Babutsidze (SKEMA Business School)
Welcome address

11:10 – 11:25
Alice Guilhon (Dean of SKEMA Business School)
Opening address

11:30 – 12:30
Richard Bagozzi (University of Michigan)
How and When Climate Change Affects the Reactions of Consumers, Workers, and the Public

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30
Cameron Brick (University of Cambridge)
Do You Recycle While Others Are Watching? Personality, Identity, Visibility, and 21 Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg (University of Goettingen)
Why would it be a sacrifice? Pro-environmental behaviors and their heterogeneous impact on well-being

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Nicolas Boccard (University of Girona)
Resilience to Natural Disasters in France

Zakaria Babutsidze (SKEMA Business School)
Monitoring Public Perceptions of Climate Change in France

19:00 –
Social dinner (by invitation only)

July 6

9:00 – 10:00
Thomas Dietz (Michigan State University)
Behavioral barriers to Climate Change and How to Tackle Them

10:00 – 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 – 12:45
Andreas Chai (Griffith University Business School)
Uncovering the link between discretionary time and the value-action gap

Adel Ben Youssef (University of Nice)
Residential Electricity Rebound Effect: Price and Energy Efficiency Effects

Alessandro Tavoni (London School of Economics)
Strategic Delegation in a Public Goods Game

12:45 – 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 16:15
Wouter Botzen (University of Amsterdam)
Individual Flood Risk Perceptions and Flood Preparedness Decisions of Homeowners in New York City During Hurricane Sandy

Farkhad Mukhtarov (Utrecht University)
Emotional Framing, Nudging and Ecological Citizenship for Sustainability

Thierry Long (University of Nice)
Perceptions of Climate Change and Ecological Engagement

19:00 –
Social dinner (by invitation only)





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