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Greening Household Behaviour: Overview of Results from Econometric Analysis and Policy Implications


  • Ysé Serret


  • Zachary Brown

    (North Carolina State University)


The second round of the OECD Survey on Environmental Policy for Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) was implemented in 2011. A publication providing an overview of the survey data from over 12 000 households in eleven countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) is available.1 Follow-up econometric analyses were conducted in each of the thematic areas covered (energy, food, transport, waste and water), as well as on cross-domain comparisons in environmental attitudes and behaviours.2 This report presents a synthesis of main results from econometric analysis using the data from the 2011 EPIC survey, as well as policy implications. La deuxième édition de l'enquête de l'OCDE sur la politique de l'environnement et le comportement individuel (EPIC) a été réalisée en 2011. Une publication offrant une première vue d’ensemble des données recueillies auprès de plus de 12 000 ménages dans onze pays (Australie, Canada, Chili, Corée, Espagne, France, Israël, Japon, Pays-Bas, Suède et Suisse) est disponible.3 Des analyses économétriques complémentaires ont ensuite été effectuées dans chacun des domaines thématiques considérés (énergie, alimentation, transports, déchets et eau). Les attitudes et les comportements vis-à-vis de l’environnement ont par ailleurs fait l’objet de comparaisons transversales.4 Ce rapport présente une synthèse des principaux résultats des analyses économétriques réalisées à partir des données de l'enquête de 2011 ainsi que les implications pour les politiques publiques.

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  • Ysé Serret & Zachary Brown, 2014. "Greening Household Behaviour: Overview of Results from Econometric Analysis and Policy Implications," OECD Environment Working Papers 79, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:envaaa:79-en
    DOI: 10.1787/5jxrcllt1kq5-en

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    1. Enrica De Cian & Filippo Pavanello & Teresa Randazzo & Malcolm Mistry & Marinella Davide, 2019. "Does climate influence households’ thermal comfort decisions?," Working Papers 2019:02, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
    2. Prudence Dato, 2018. "Investment in Energy Efficiency, Adoption of Renewable Energy and Household Behavior: Evidence from OECD Countries," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3).
    3. Céline Nauges, 2014. "Greening Household Behaviour and Water," OECD Environment Working Papers 73, OECD Publishing.

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