I-CHANGE

Individual Change of HAbits Needed for Green European transition

Abstract

Climate change phenomena represent the most serious threats to human well-being and sustainable development. This affects several dimensions of human life from individual health issues to economic growth, passing through civil protection, with strong impacts on European territories and in several other world regions. The I-CHANGE (Individual Change of HAbits Needed for Green European transition) project faces the challenge of engaging and promoting the active participation of citizens for addressing climate change, sustainable development and environmental protection in the framework of the European Green Deal , the European Climate Pact and the European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The overall driving concept is that citizens and civil society have a central role in the definition of environmental protection and climate action and their direct involvement is essential to drive a true shift and promotion of changes of behaviors towards more sustainable patterns. I-CHANGE represents a change of paradigm achievable through a multi-disciplinary and participatory approach: improvement of data usability - citizen awareness raises through the observation of the environmental impacts of human activities; active participation of citizens - the active involvement of citizens through a set of Living Labs (LLs) located in different socio-economic contexts; climate change awareness - the development of clear understanding for citizens of the scientific processes underlying climate change and environmental protections.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Silvana Di Sabatino

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Dipartimento di Sociologia e Diritto dell'Economia

Coordinator:
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA(Italy)

Other Participants:
Universitat De Barcellona (Spain)
University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland (Ireland)
Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Wu Wageningen Universiteit (Netherlands)
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT (UHasselt) (Belgium)
Cmf Climate Media Factory Ug (Haftungsbeschrankt) Gmbh (Germany)
DEN - Design Entrepreneurship Institute (Belgium)
Luonnonvarakeskus Natural Resources Institute Finland (Finland)
West African Science Services Centre On Climate Change And Adapted Land Use (Ghana)
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Kajo Sro (Slovak Republic)
Techne Consulting S.R.L. (Italy)
Fonden Teknologiradet-Danish Board Of Technology (Denmark)
European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (United Kingdom)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 4.949.998,00
Project Duration in months: 42
Start Date: 01/11/2021
End Date: 30/04/2025

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UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037193