Kate Power

Kate is an expert in sustainable consumption and behaviour change, with a deep commitment to promoting ways of living and organizing societies that are truly sustainable. Her work catalyzes innovative and highly ambitious interventions, through identifying and connecting people, ideas, and opportunities. She is a knowledge broker, advocating for the scientific legitimacy of social sciences in the climate debate, as well as for the essential role of individual behaviour change as a force for systemic change. Kate holds a Master´s degree in Gender, Anthropology & Development, and 20 years’ work experience in the non-profit sector as a network-builder, innovator and agent for change.

Kate has 12 years of experience as a Sustainable Consumption Consultant, providing research, analysis, training and strategic thinking on sustainable living and social change. Clients have included the European Environment Agency, European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Greenpeace Germany, KR Foundation and Climate Outreach. In addition to her current role as Development Lead at Hot or Cool Institute, she also has voluntary roles at Common Cause Foundation (Non-Executive Director) and SCORAI (Advisory Board).

Contact: k.power@hotorcool.org

Research Highlights and Accomplishments

 

Capstick, S., Khosla, R., Wang, S., van den Berg, N., Ivanova, D., Otto, I. M., Gore T, Corner A, Akenji L, Hoolohan C, Power K. & Whitmarsh, L. (2020). Bridging the gap–the role of equitable low-carbon lifestyles. In UNEP Emission Gap Report 2020 (pp. 62-75). UNEP. Power, K. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the care burden of women and families. Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, 16(1), 67-73.

Power, K. (2017) Could environmental ́upstanders ́ change the way we see food forever? Environmental Scientist, Volume 26, No.1, pp 60-68.

Heiskanen, E., Mont, O. and Power, K., (2014). A map is not a territory—making research more helpful for sustainable consumption policy. Journal of Consumer Policy, 37(1), pp.27-44.

Mont, O., Heiskanen, E., Power, K., & Kuusi, H. (2013). Improving Nordic policymaking by dispelling myths on sustainable consumption. Stockholm: Nordic Council of Ministers.

Mont, O., Heiskanen, E., Power, K., & Kuusi, H. (2013). Policy brief: Lessons from Nordic Council of Ministers study “Improving Nordic policymaking by dispelling myths on sustainable consumption”. Stockholm: Nordic Council of Ministers.

Mont, O. and Power, K. (2013) Understanding factors that shape consumption. ETC/SCP Working Paper 1/2013. Power, K. and Mont, O. (2013) The role of values and public perceptions in policy making for sustainable consumption. ETC/SCP Working Paper 2/2013.

Power, K. and Mont, O. (2013) Analysis of latest outcomes of academic work on sustainable consumption 2010-2012. ETC/SCP Working Paper 3/2013.

Scholl, G., Power, K., Berger, G., Rubik, F., Freytag, E., Herczeg, M., Jégou, F., Kalimo, H., Kallay, T., Reisch, R., Rouhinen, S., Simon, B. and Strandbakken, P. (2013) Enabling Sustainable Consumption: Making Better Use of Research Evidence in Policy-Making Policy Brief, CORPUS.

Power, K. (2011) Consumer Communication. Copenhagen Resource Institute and CORPUS. Lindhqvist, T.,Thidell, Å, Power, K., Stenbæk Hansen, M. and Farré Jensen, M. (2011).

Nordic Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Green Lifestyles – Report and Recommendations. Nordic Council of Ministers. Power, K. (2010) Introducing Behaviour Changes Towards Sustainable Food Consumption. Copenhagen Resource Institute and CORPUS.

Lars Fogh Mortensen and Almut Reichel (both EEA); David Watson, Mikkel Stenbæk Hansen and Kate Power (all ETC/SCP lead partner CRI) (2010). The European Environment – State and Outlook 2010: Consumption and the Environment. EEA report.

Power, K. and Mont, O. (2010) Dispelling the myths about consumption behaviour. Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation ERSCP-EMSU conference, Delft, The Netherlands, October 25-29, 2010.

Power, K. and O. Mont (2010) The role of formal and informal forces in shaping consumption and implications for sustainable society. Part II. Sustainability 2010 (2) 2573-2592. Special issue: “Sustainability and Consumption”.

Mont, O. and K. Power (2010) The role of formal and informal forces in shaping consumption and implications for sustainable society. Part I. Sustainability 2010 (2) 2232-2252. Special issue: “Sustainability and Consumption”.

Mont, O. and K. Power (2010) Understanding the complexity of consumer behaviour and implications for the sustainable consumption discourse, in ERSCP-EMSU 2010 Conference: Delft. 25-29 October.

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