By Oecd Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Loved ones intake styles and behavior have an effect on shares of typical assets, environmental caliber and weather switch. this is often anticipated to extend considerably sooner or later. In reaction, governments have brought various measures to motivate humans to take into account the environmental impression in their purchases and practices. those could contain environmentally similar taxes, strength functionality criteria for houses, carbon dioxide emission labels for automobiles, and monetary help to buy sun panels, between others. however, realizing and influencing family behaviour is still a problem for coverage makers. This ebook provides the most effects and coverage implications of an OECD survey of greater than 10 000 families in 10 international locations: Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. It bargains new perception into what coverage measures rather paintings, what elements impact people's behaviour in the direction of the surroundings in 5 components: water use, strength use, own shipping offerings, natural nutrition intake, and waste iteration and recycling. Greening family Behaviour: The function of Public coverage is a useful source for all these interested in the hard questions of what promotes "greener" life, from coverage makers to person electorate.

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5. A1) is based on work undertaken by Ivan Haščič (OECD Secretariat). 6. See Lutzenheiser (1993). Viklund (2002) provides a review of the literature. 7. See Bamberg and Schmidt (2003) and Heath and Gifford (2002). 8. See Grunert and Juhl (1995) and Tanner and Kast (2003). 9. See Berglund and Matti (2006) and Thørgersen (2003). 38 GREENING HOUSEHOLD BEHAVIOUR: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC POLICY © OECD 2011 1. POLICIES, ENVIRONMENTAL NORMS AND HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS 10. With an income elasticity of demand greater than unity “demand” for improved environmental quality would increase more than proportionately with income.

Respondents’ degree of concern over selected environmental issues Not concerned Concerned Fairly concerned Very concerned % of respondents 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 e is ly No m or o di ga fie ni d sm s er iv od tic al Bi ge ne Ge W as te si t io ne ra ha ec at im Cl ty n e ng n tio lu ol rp Ai er at W Na tu ra lr po llu tio es d e o ur pl c e et io n n 0 Source: OECD Project on Household Behaviour and Environmental Policy. 30 GREENING HOUSEHOLD BEHAVIOUR: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC POLICY © OECD 2011 1.

E. we indicate whether respondents express concerns about health and taste. 6). 1% respectively of the median water bill. The highest relative WTP is observed in the country with the highest number of respondents who state that they are not satisfied with the quality of their drinking water (Mexico). 6. Median water bill and WTP for improved water quality Median WTP Median water bill EUR/year 250 200 150 100 50 0 Pooled data Italy Korea Mexico Source: OECD Project on Household Behaviour and Environmental Policy.

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