Social, culture and human sciences institute

Topic proposals

Public perception of renewable energy sources

  • Analysing public attitudes and perceptions towards renewable energy technologies.
  • Analysing the influence of public opinion on the adoption and implementation of sustainable energy solutions.

Social acceptance of green infrastructure

  • Examining the social and cultural factors that influence the acceptance of green infrastructure projects, such as wind farms, solar installations, and sustainable urban planning.

Citizen participation in renewable energy projects

  • Examining the role of citizen participation and engagement in the success of renewable energy initiatives.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of community-based approaches to promote sustainable energy solutions.

Environmental justice and energy access

  • Examining environmental justice issues in the distribution of energy resources and their impact on marginalised communities.
  • Analysing the role of policy and administration in ensuring equitable access to sustainable energy.

Behavioural economics and energy conservation

  • Investigating the psychological and behavioural factors that influence individual energy consumption behaviour.
  • Developing measures based on behavioural economics to promote energy savings and sustainable practises.

Cultural perspectives on environmental protection

  • Examining how cultural values and beliefs influence attitudes and behaviours related to environmental protection.
  • Analysing the role of indigenous knowledge in sustainable resource management.

Ethical considerations in energy production and consumption

  • Examine ethical dilemmas associated with different methods of energy production, e.g. nuclear power or biofuels.
  • Discuss ethical implications of energy consumption patterns in industrialised and developing regions.

Historical perspectives on energy transition

  • Analyse historical case studies in energy transition and their socio-economic impacts.
  • Understanding the lessons learned from past transitions to support current and future sustainable energy initiatives.

Media representation of environmental issues

  • Examine how media portrayal influences public perceptions of environmental problems and solutions.
  • Assess the role of the media in shaping policy discourse on sustainable energy and environmental issues.

Eco-friendly accommodation

  • Certify and promote eco-friendly accommodations that incorporate sustainable practises, such as water and energy conservation, waste reduction, and local sourcing.

Environmental education, awareness, and educational initiatives

  • Raising tourist awareness of responsible and sustainable travel practises through information campaigns and signage.
  • Working with local communities to educate them on the importance of sustainability and involving them in decision-making processes.

Psychological empowerment

  • Increasing individuals’ awareness through environmental education to improve their understanding of the impact of their actions on the environment.

Green finance and investment

  • Attract green investment for sustainable tourism projects through partnerships with financial institutions, government incentives and international organisations.
  • Develop financial mechanisms that support the transition to renewable energy and sustainable practises in the tourism sector.

Intercultural perspectives

  • Recognise and respect cultural differences in environmental attitudes and behaviours. Tailor interventions that are culturally sensitive and consider the diversity of perspectives within and between societies.


  • Examine the relationship between language and environment.
  • Investigate how linguistic structures can reflect or influence attitudes towards nature and sustainability.
  • Research environmentally orientated language use in different cultures.

Language in environmental policy

  • Examine the language used in environmental laws and policies.
  • Examine how the choice of language influences the implementation and effectiveness of environmental regulations.