Paul Lohmann, Research Associate, El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

It is now widely accepted that a significant portion of emissions reductions required to meet net zero targets must come from individual behaviour and lifestyle changes. Shifting consumers towards more sustainable food consumption has been identified as a key lever to tackle climate change at the individual and household level. While the IPCC estimates substantial “technical potential” to reduce emissions via changes in diets, there is a lack of knowledge on which climate solutions can best harness this potential. In this seminar I will provide a brief introduction to the societal challenges around food consumption and outline how behavioural science can contribute towards a sustainable food transition. I will then present some of my research projects that seek to provide tools and evidence for decision makers to promote sustainable diets. These projects include both recently published research as well as work-in-progress.

Speaker bio

Paul is a postdoctoral research associate at the El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy, University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is an applied economist by training and holds a PhD in behavioural environmental economics from the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Paul’s broad research interests are concerned with increasing individual and societal welfare by applying behavioural insights to pressing public policy challenges. His current research utilises experimental methods to evaluate interventions targeted at enabling and promoting healthy and sustainable dietary change in real-world food settings.

For more information, please contact Emily Brown.

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Room W4.05 (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Trumpington St
Cambridge
CB2 1AG

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Date: 9 November 2022
Start Time: 16:00
End Time: 17:00

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Open to: Members of the University of Cambridge

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CB2 1AG

Event timings

Date: 9 November 2022
Start Time: 16:00
End Time: 17:00