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環境リスク心理学国際ワークショップのお知らせ

 北海道大学社会科学実験研究センター主催の国際ワークショップを開催いたします。
 話者は環境心理学者のPoortinga氏(Cardiff大学)で、環境リスクに分野の第一人者といえます。
 内容は、気候変動とエネルギー政策に関するもので、フクシマ原子力発電の事故後の人々の意識の変化、リスクの捉え方と向き合い方など、イギリスでの調査が中心ですが日本にとっても示唆に富む内容となっています。
 翻訳はつきませんが、英語に不慣れな人でも聞き取れるようゆっくり話していただくようお願いしてあります。内容も、学部生や院生にも理解できるようわかりやすいプレゼンを準備すると伺っています。また、発表の途中でも不明な点があれば、質問をできるようにし、理解を深めながら話を進められるようにいたします。
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会  期:
2012年9月25日(火) 16:00~18:00
開催場所 :
北海道大学 人文社会科学総合教育研究棟 W202室
http://lynx.let.hokudai.ac.jp/conferences/jasag2011autumn/access_map.pdf
話  者:
Dr Wouter Poortinga (Welsh School of Architecture & School of Psychology, Cardiff University)
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/archi/poortinga.php
http://psych.cf.ac.uk/contactsandpeople/academics/poortinga.html
タイトル:
Public Perceptions of Climate Change and Energy Futures
要  旨:
The main challenge of current energy policy is to mitigate climate change alongside delivering reliable and secure energy supplies. Meeting climate change and energy security targets requires major shifts towards low-carbon energy production as well as significant reductions in the demand for energy. Public perceptions and attitudes are critically important to this transition: not only do individuals need to personally change their behaviour, they will also have to accept new low-carbon energy technologies and facilities in order to decarbonise the energy they are using. This presentation gives an overview of research conducted in the UK on public perceptions of climate change (CC) and energy security (ES), with a specific reference to nuclear power (NP).
First, the presentation will discuss how public perceptions of CC have changed over the years. It will (a) explore how widespread climate scepticism is, using a trend, attribution, and impact scepticism framework, (b) examine CC from a psychological distance perspective, describing it according to the four theorised dimensions of uncertainty, and temporal, social and geographical distance, and (c) show how first-hand experiences with flooding affects perceptions of CC. Second, the presentation will discuss public attitudes to NP. It will (a) give a historical overview of public responses to NP as a uniquely dreaded and unknown risk, (b) show how public attitudes have been affected by accidents, such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and (c) discuss how the public has responded to attempts to 'reframe' nuclear power as a possible solution to climate change, using the construct of 'reluctant acceptance'. Third, the presentation will discuss how (UK) public perceptions of NP as a solution to CC have changed since the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident in Japan.
問合せ先:
大沼進(北海道大学)
e-mail: ohnuma@let.hokudai.ac.jp
TEL & FAX:011-706-4158