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Ann Bostrom Analyzes the Effect of Policy Framing on Support for Carbon Mitigation

Posted: 8/1/2017 (CSDE Research)

In an article published in the July issue of Global Environmental Change, Ann Bostrom and colleagues explore public support for carbon emissions mitigation and related actions to address ocean acidification and other global change outcomes. Bostrom, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and her colleagues found that support for carbon mitigation policies varies depending on the policy frame presented. Of the frames presented, an ocean acidification frame elicited the least support, likely due to relatively low public awareness about the topic. On the other hand, an air pollution frame elicited the most support for carbon emissions mitigation, ahead of climate change and global warming frames. You can read the full article below.

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