New project on equality in the implementation of the Green Deal receives funding

How can the Green Deal become reality? That is the question for a new project with the aim of finding ways to implement the Green Deal that is sensitive to gender equality and the inclusion of marginalised groups in society.

The large project “ACCTING: Advancing behavioural change through an inclusive Green Deal” will examine inequalities on individual, group and societal levels in the context of the EU sustainability agenda. The project will use innovative and interdisciplinary methods, beginning with mapping and comparative analysis of bottom-up environmental initiatives in several countries within and outside the EU. The case-studies will be analysed in areas such as community-based disaster management, biodiversity, energy communities, sustainable food consumption, sustainable travel and mobilities. This will be followed by workshops where the aim is to co-create innovative solutions together with other actors such as civil society stakeholders, policymakers and practitioners. Results will be used for further experimentation, including pilot projects.

Sofia Strid, associate professor in gender studies at Örebro University, is the scientific coordinator of the project. Dag Balkmar, Magnus Boström, Adam Standring, James White and Carolin Zorell from Örebro University will also participate in the project, among which several are CESSS-members.

ACCTING will be mobilised across 34 countries during 2021-2025, involving some hundred researchers, and has received funding of approximately 50 million SEK under the EU Horizon 2020 grant “Behavioural, social and cultural change for the Green Deal”.

Find out more about the research project here