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Willingness to sacrifice for Climate mitigation: r.i.c.e’s new research now available

Written by Nazar Khalid on May 27th, 2019

A new research paper by Diane, Payal and Dean that studies people’s willingness to sacrifice to achieve climate mitigation is out now!

Using representative data from round 2 of the Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI), this paper finds that people are willing to accept some electricity cuts to prevent climate damages and the demand curve slopes down, meaning that fewer respondents are willing to accept larger costs of mitigation. Moreover, people who reported that temperatures are increasing and that this is bad were more likely to report being willing to accept electricity cuts for mitigation than those who either did not report that temperatures are increasing or did not report that this is bad.

Find more about the paper and a downloadable link here