EnviHeB Lab is composed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, sociologists, nutritionists, biologists, science communication experts and statisticians. Research is focused on the promotion of human behaviour and habits that enhance health, including adequate chronic disease self-management, and/or that protect sustainable physical, chemical, biological, psychosocial and/or built environments.
Main goals of EnviHeB Lab are: i) To create and systematize evidence about prevalence, determinants and effects of health- and environmental-related behaviors/habits; ii) To identify determinants of behavioral/ habitudinal transition(s) from pathogenic to salutogenic behaviours/ habits, and vice-versa; iii) To develop and assess the impact of environmental contexts on health-related behaviours.
Special focus are given to digital and health care environments. Patient safety, patient-clinician relationship/ communication, and therapeutic adherence are key objects of study in this lab.
The underlaying paradigm of EnviHeB Lab is the Planetary Health, which means that human-animal and human-multilayer-environment interconnections are studied with a focus on sustainable health-promoting environment.
Behavioural changes made by citizens and companies play a roughly equal role in reducing emissions in the Net‐Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario. Most changes in road transport and energy‐saving in homes would depend on individuals, whereas the private sector has the primary role in reducing energy demand in commercial buildings and pursuing materials efficiency in manufacturing.
Net Zero by 2050 - A roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, May 2021
Internacional Energy Agency