The Low Carbon Readiness Index

Lean O'Brien, Ilona M. McNeill, Yoshihisa Kashima

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The Low Carbon Readiness Index (LCRI) is a short measure of people’s motivation to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in the home and personal travel. This chapter describes the LCRI’s design and validation as a predictor of low carbon behaviour, using self-reported behaviour and direct measures of energy consumption. It also highlights how social factors affect and interact with the LCRI. We close with an overview of the ways that the LCRI can be used by practitioners and policymakers to promote low carbon living.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDecarbonising the Built Environment
Subtitle of host publicationCharting the Transition
EditorsPeter Newton, Deo Prasad, Alistair Sproul, Stephen White
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811379406
ISBN (Print)9789811379390
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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