Indian Urban Policy for Environmental Sustainability: The Role of Behavioural Economics

Agarwal, Aakash

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The adoption of practices such as washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, excessive and frequent sanitisation, maintaining physical distance, etc. has compelled us to change our behaviours and adapt to the crisis, even if reluctantly. Amidst this pandemic, the world continues to face an ongoing environmental crisis. We still have many and much urgent problems to counter which are related to our behaviour towards the environment. This article will review past influences of behavioural economics on policymaking and inquire as regards the ways in which behavioural economics can play a significant role in the future. Our goal is to design effective and efficient, behaviourally ‘guarded’ environmental policies.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021
Number of Pages: 9
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Indien, Nachhaltigkeit, Verhaltensökonomie
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Verhaltensökonomie, Umweltpolitik, Ungleichheit, Nachhaltigkeit, Urbanisierung / India, Behavioural Economics, Environmental Policies, Inequality, Sustainability, Urbanisation
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 62