🌍💡 Let’s enhance our knowledge and take action to shape the future of climate and socio-environmental well-being! 🌱✨🔆
—> Especially climate actions aligned with our personal values generate positive emotions and a sense of well-being as they are perceived as meaningful, virtuous, and morally just (Steg, 2023).
❌ Many psychological studies on climate change often focus on only two aspects, occasionally neglecting climate justice and its associated political and social dimensions (Barnes et al., 2022; Omotayo Oladejo et al., 2023).
📌 On the one hand, some approaches emphasize individual responsibility, focusing on consumption choices and individual behaviors without questioning the structural issues related to production and consumption in our systems.
📌 On the other hand, certain studies concentrate on the psychological effects of climate change on individual well-being, primarily seeking to mitigate these effects through individual adaptation and resilience strategies.
✳️ To build a sustainable future, we must transcend individual barriers and develop collective approaches to embrace transformative changes. Interdisciplinary collaborations and transparent, inclusive communication are essential to ignite a genuine movement of change (Ferdinand, 2019).
As Spinoza highlighted (Eth. III, 9, scholium):
“When we strive for something, when we want it or aspire to it, or desire it, it is never because we judge it to be good; on the contrary, if we judge it to be good, it is precise because we strive for it, want it, aspire to it, or desire it.”
Kemp et al. (2022). Cascading global climate failure. This is a causal loop diagram, in which a complete line represents a positive polarity (e.g., amplifying feedback; not necessarily positive in a normative sense) and a dotted line denotes a negative polarity (meaning a dampening feedback).