Policy Brief: Increasing the public acceptability of consumption-related regulations in climate and environmental policy

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Push measures including regulations are part of effective instrument mixes in climate and envi-ronmental policy. However, taxes and regulations that target people’s everyday behaviour and consumption often meet with public rejection. This Policy Brief reveals how consumption-related regulations can be made more acceptable by addressing aspects of policy design, implementa-tion, process, and strategy. It is based on a focused review of research literature.