The scope of this project was to provide a review and assessment of the existing evidence on public attitudes and behaviour related to air pollution to inform the draft of the new Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS) strategy. The objectives of the literature review were to:
- Identify, review and synthesise up-to-date evidence on Scottish public attitudes, perceptions and behaviours towards air quality, to understand the key findings, robustness of evidence base and any outstanding gaps in the evidence,
- Identify and review recent approaches to engaging the public on air quality, to understand effectiveness, limitations and applicability in different contexts, and
- Make recommendations for a public engagement strategy for air quality as part of the planned public consultation on the new CAFS strategy.
In addition, the Scottish Government explicitly requested the review consider behaviour change methodologies.
The objectives were addressed by conducting a review of available scientific and grey literature, including policy documents, research project reports.