Policy Papers


Climate risk perceptions and pro-active environmental behavior

Climate change risk perception has a strong positive impact on pro-environmental behavior in Belarus.  PEB index of individuals, who start perceiving climate change as a risk, increases by 4.135 points, i.e. that they fully adopt one more pro-environmental activity in their life.  Exposure to climate change information on the Internet, environmental self-efficacy and age are other relevant determinants of pro-environmental behavior in Belarus. Among these factors, the largest effect on engagement in pro-environmental actions has environmental self-efficacy, which is a belief in individual’s own abilities to take action that help the environment