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Application to Formas, within the National Research Program for Sustainable Spatial Planning, got funding

Published: 24 June 2021

Efthymia Kyriakopoulou's application to Formas within the National Research Program for Sustainable Spatial Planning got funding. Co applicant are Jens Rommel from The department of economics, Therese from Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Yves Zenou from Research Institute of Industrial Economics.


It is a four year project funded with 7,8M. The aim of this project is to investigate the role of social norms, convenience, and economic incentives in recycling in cities. We will propose policies that will promote pro-environmental behavior in urban areas. Sweden is a frontrunner in recycling and urban sustainability. Identifying obstacles and success factors here will benefit other countries. We will also investigate how recycling behavior affects and interacts with other environmentally friendly behaviors in urban environments, such as energy saving, transport modes, or sustainable food consumption.

The project is multidisciplinary, combining environmental policy, behavioral economics and environmental psychology.

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