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Behaviour Change Submission by the Sustainable Development Commission

Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:SDC_HoL_STSC_Submission1.pdf - 285 KB
Summary:imageHouse of Lords
Science and Technology Select Committee
Call for Evidence

This document was prepared for the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, in response to its call for evidence on behaviour change, as submitted on 8 October 2010. It focuses on behaviour change in the context of enabling sustainable lives, building on our evidence base and track record to date. It includes responses to questions including: What is known about how behaviour can be influenced; what are the policy implications of recent developments in research on behaviour change; are there adequate structures and expertise across Government to support the translation of research into policy; what should be classed as a behaviour change intervention; and when is it appropriate for the state to intervene to influence behaviours? We also include a short response on tackling obesity.

The Committee will be holding public meetings from November 2010, and will report in summer 2011.

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