Bringing the Science of Human Behavior to Environmental Challenges

In 2020, The Center for Behavior & the Environment partnered with The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to explore the evidence illustrating how behavioral and social science can play a role in solving environmental issues.

Together with The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the GEF, we set out to identify evidence-based interventions that have used behavioral science effectively by developing both a comprehensive literature review on the science of changing behavior for environmental outcomes and a practical guide that dives into the “how” of behavioral design.

The GEF is one of the world’s largest environmental donors, giving over $21 billion in the last 30 years. By sharing the latest science-backed insights and practical guidance with this panel, we are changing the way conservation is done in nearly every corner of the globe, resulting in stronger solutions when we need them the most.

Explore the two reports below.