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Priming for individual energy efficiency action crowds out support for national climate change policy
Ecological Economics  (IF5.389),  Pub Date : 2021-09-25, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107239
Jorie Knook, Zack Dorner, Philip Stahlmann-Brown

The uptake of actions to mitigate climate change at the household level might crowd out subsequent policy at the national level, which is problematic because national policy often has a larger mitigation potential than individual household measures. This study analyses crowding out between the uptake of low-cost actions and the support for national climate change policy in the agricultural sector. In the experimental set-up, survey respondents were primed to think about the implementation of low-cost mitigation practices and subsequently asked to express support for national mitigation policy. The results show a crowding-out effect between individual mitigation measures and support for national policy. Individuals with high levels of worry show a stronger crowding out effect. This study contributes to building understanding of when and why crowding out occurs in order to help frame and communicate future climate change policy.