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Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities study - first wave report published

Researchers are sharing what they've found from the first wave of a project listening to over 600 adults with learning disabilities and almost 400 family carers and support workers across the UK.


Making green energy the default choice can help tackle climate change, study finds

Researchers studying the Swiss energy market have found that making green energy the default option for consumers leads to an enduring shift to renewables and thus has the potential to cut CO2 emissions by millions of tonnes. The study, published today in Nature Human Behaviour investigated the effect of changes in the Swiss energy market that presented energy from renewable sources as the standard option for consumers - the "green default." Both business and private customers largely accepted the default option, even though it was slightly more expensive, and the switch to green sources proved a lasting one.


Online toolkit created to support grassroots volunteering

An easy to use online toolkit has been launched by a researcher from the University of Warwick to help anyone motivated to volunteer in the Global South to turn their ambitions into practical action. 


‘Violent Ignorance’: new book calls us to face up to and challenge injustice

Are we making injustice worse by turning a blind eye to issues which make us uncomfortable? In her new book published today sociologist Dr Hannah Jones highlights the problems caused by the phenomenon she has dubbed “violent ignorance,” and suggests small steps everyone can take to work towards recognising and changing unfairness in society.


Political researchers to study how ideas become "framed" for debate

Who decides how political ideas are ‘framed,’ and how are these frames shared with others? A new international three-year project led by Dr Ozlem Atikcan of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies, Professor Anna Holzscheiter of Germany’s TU Dresden, and Professor Jean- Frédéric Morin of Canada’s Université Laval aims to find out.


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