While the majority of the literature review is complete, there will be ongoing work through the life of the research project to refine the initial findings.
The literature review examined current behavioural theories that have been applied through community engagement approaches as well as highlighting three alternative approaches, which show promise. These include:
social practice theory
behavioural approaches based on the notion of individuals as non-rational actors
the role of non-environmental motivations
The literature review explored the development of super wicked problems and developed a framework of analysis to be applied to local government climate change community engagement programs.