Empathy, place and identity interactions for sustainability

Brown Katrina, Adger W.Neil, Devine-Wright Patrick, Anderies John M., Barr Stewart, Bousquet François, Butler Catherine, Evans Louisa, Marshall Nadine, Quinn Tara. 2019. Empathy, place and identity interactions for sustainability. Global Environmental Change, 56 : pp. 11-17.

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Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : GEOGRAPHY / Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion

Abstract : Sustainability science recognises the need to fully incorporate cultural and emotional dimensions of environmental change to understand how societies deal with and shape anticipated transformations, unforeseen risks and increasing uncertainties. The relationship between empathy and sustainability represents a key advance in understanding underpinning human-environment relations. We assert that lack of empathy for nature and for others limits motivations to conserve the environment and enhance sustainability. Critically, the relationship between empathy and sustainability is mediated by place and identity that constrain and shape empathy's role in pro-environmental sustainability behaviour. We review emerging evidence across disciplines and suggest a new model exploring interactions between place, identity and empathy for sustainability. There are emerging innovative methodological approaches to observe, measure and potentially stimulate empathy for sustainability.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Protection de l'environnement, Sociologie, Impact sur l'environnement, Développement durable

Mots-clés libres : Empathy, Human environment relations, Place attachment, Sustainability transitions, Identity

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
P40 - Meteorology and climatology
E50 - Rural sociology

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 6 (2019-) - Changement climatique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Brown Katrina, University of Exeter (GBR) - auteur correspondant
  • Adger W.Neil, University of Exeter (GBR)
  • Devine-Wright Patrick, University of Exeter (GBR)
  • Anderies John M., Arizona State University (USA)
  • Barr Stewart, University of Exeter (GBR)
  • Bousquet François, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-4552-3724
  • Butler Catherine, University of Exeter (GBR)
  • Evans Louisa, University of Exeter (GBR)
  • Marshall Nadine, CSIRO (AUS)
  • Quinn Tara, University of Exeter (GBR)

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