Science & Pretzels - Angela Rutter

Science & Pretzels - Angela Rutter

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Common Cause Australia is a growing network of people working to engage cultural values that create a more equitable, sustainable and democratic society. We draw on, and work closely with, the international Common Cause network

Our work is of particular relevance to people working in environmental and social justice organisations seeking a more effective approach to public engagement. 

Our approach is based on a growing body of research in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, linguistics and behavioural economics, that suggests appealing to extrinsic values like fear, ego and status is a dangerous and misguided approach for organisations dedicated to environmental sustainability or social justice. 

Common Cause advocates for organisations to consider intrinsic values and frames in their public engagement. We support people working in cause-based organisations to do this through awareness raising, capacity building, and developing communities of practice. 

Event Location: 
College Room, 208 Alice Hoy, University of Melbourne

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.