The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is the fifth annual conference focused on understanding the nature of individual and organizational behavior and decision making, and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy. It will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which more than 650 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and built dynamic new networks and collaborations.
BECC will bring together a diverse group of policymakers, social scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore the practical application of social and behavioral insights to address our energy and climate challenges. We will review recent behavioral research, discuss current and emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and encourage collaboration across government, utility, business, and research sectors. Our goal is to achieve viable solutions for meeting long-term energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by improving the design, adoption, and continued effectiveness of policies, programs, technologies, and individual/organizational actions.
For the 2011 conference, BECC presenters have the opportunity to submit peer-review quality papers to be published here via eScholarship in order to increase the visibility and impact of the BECC conference and reach new scholars across our wide range of disciplines. eScholarship is an open access digital publishing service for conferences, research units, and publishing programs.
The BECC Conference is convened by the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California; the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University; and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).