In our new paper in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, we report results from an experimental cross-cultural study conducted in Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. We found that support for climate adaptation does not undermine people’s commitment to climate mitigation and vice versa. In fact, we found that prior focus on climate adaptation increases worry... Continue Reading →
Eskalující klimatická změna se více či méně hmatatelně dotýká všech aspektů našeho života a její dopady můžeme pociťovat bez ohledu na to, kde žijeme. To jen v závislosti na místních podmínkách se liší charakter a síla těchto vlivů. Zároveň žijeme v takzvaném sociálně-ekologickém systému, ve kterém je člověk a příroda kompletně provázán – lidská činnost má přímý... Continue Reading →
The impacts of climate change on urban life require response in terms of adaptation planning. We investigated perceptions of and economic preferences for urban climate adaptation through nature-based solutions (NBS) in Prague and found that: (i) increased use of NBS is likely to generate significant economic public value; (ii) people perceive the species diversity of the NBS measures positively; (iii) NBS implemented in...
This blog post summarises the background and core ideas of the recently published article dealing with the inclusive approaches to green space planning and governance in cities as part of my doctoral research. When doing my Master’s, I got deeply interested in the topic of urban sustainability. It all started with my teacher talking about... Continue Reading →
When it comes to large carnivores in Europe, what are the main issues described by farmers, foresters and herd keepers, and what are the just measures to give both parties (animals and humans) their needed living space? The return of large carnivores to Europe as a means of rewilding nature is gradually becoming one of the burning issues for a variety of... Continue Reading →
Cities provide a locus for sustainability. We live on an increasingly urban planet. Roughly three-quarters of Europe’s population lives in cities today, including the Czech republic. Scientists predict that this will be the case for the rest of the world by the second half of this century. People are moving into cities and thus cities... Continue Reading →
Cities and large urban areas are major drivers of global environmental change that has negative impacts on human well-being. Consequently, urban areas are one of the most vulnerable to these impacts since they centre a large share of the population and economy. At the same time, urban areas are an important player in shaping policy... Continue Reading →
Climate crisis is happening here and now… and we must act! But do we know the whats, wheres, whens, and hows? We are witnessing an escalating climate crisis worldwide. Urban areas, accommodating a large portion of the world’s population, experience growing concerns from climate-related impacts in relatively compact space. Increasing risks of heatwaves due to... Continue Reading →