The Implications of A Net Zero Transformation of Society for Product Safety Within the Home

Olivia Thompson, Jake Barber, Melanie Rohse

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Abstract

This report was prepared for the EnergySHINES (Energy Social sciences and Humanities Insights for Non-Energy Sectors) placement series for early career researchers which aims to transfer valuable insights from energy social sciences and humanities to the complex challenge of energy transitions in ‘non-energy’ organisations, particularly emphasising the insights and expertise of women who remain underrepresented in the sector.

Current UK policy and legislation fails to adequately consider the impact that a net zero transformation of society may have on construction and consumer product safety within the home. As a result of this transformation, new products, or ways of manufacturing existing products may emerge and societal values and perceptions around sustainability and lifestyle may also evolve, along with changes in the ways that energy needs are met. This report explores the implications that a net zero transformation of society may have for product safety within the home and beyond and provides social science and humanities reflexions for policy makers to consider.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScience, Society and Sustainability (3S) Research Group
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2024

Keywords

  • net zero
  • transformation
  • product safety
  • city
  • community
  • home
  • construction

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