About Norm Cascades

Norm Cascades is an ongoing scanning exercise for potential high-leverage intervention points. Researchers investigate opportunities to create rapid and deep change in people’s norms—that is, in their beliefs, moral values, and emotional responses about how they should behave and how the world ought to be—that could in turn accelerate the sustainability transition, especially towards zero-carbon energy systems. To date, Norm Cascades has produced three projects:

  1. National Dialogue on Canada's Futures
  2. Pension Fund Climate Leadership
  3. Norm Tipping