In conclusion, I presented an updated definition of health behaviors : “actions and patterns of actions within a context that enable human choices that result in reduced or net zero carbon, energy, water, and ecological footprint and (in)directly result in equitable improvement, restoration, and maintenance of health for humans and nonhuman health for current and future generations” (1).
I also presented a set of priorities for health psychology community:
- To systematically present climate change consequences in courses
- A responsibility of ‘senior researchers’ to reshape their research questions in CC perspectives
- To develop collaborations with environmental/climate psychology) researchers
- To accelerate implementation of effective interventions to cope with CC/health issues
- To prioritize social change >>> technology based solutions
To develop multilevel interventions with multi- or interdisciplinary perspectives
- To reorganize our research practices (carbon footprint of congress)
Finally, I shared the link to download our info-graphics (open access).
Chevance G, Fresán U, Hekler E, Edmondson D, Lloyd S j, Ballester J, et al. Thinking health-related behaviors in a climate change context: A narrative review [Internet]. OSF Preprints; 2021 [cited 2021 May 19]. Available from: https://osf.io/pb8vc/