BEHAVE 2020-2021 – 6th Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency

BEHAVE brings academics, policymakers and industries together in shaping new behaviours toward energy efficiency.

From the 21 April 2021 to the 23 April 2021

Organised by the European Energy Network (EnR), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), BEHAVE 2020-2021 is the 6th conference that focuses on the application of behavioural insights in energy efficiency.

The bi-annual conference gathers policymakers, academia, industry and practitioners to share ideas and experiences to promote energy efficiency and climate mitigation behaviours among the wider public.

BEHAVE 2020-2021 will include plenary sessions and parallel sessions. The conference will produce two publications:

  1. Conference proceedings will consist of accepted abstracts and be released during the conference;
  2. A special issue in the journal Energy Policy, which will consist of invited papers based on screening of the accepted abstracts.

Topics of the conference

  • Behavioural insights and their application in the developing world
  • Integrating behavioural insights in international development assistance
  • Applying behavioural insights in the private sector, organisations and business models
  • Promoting sustainable energy behaviours: policy instruments, interventions and evaluation of effects
  • Behavioural insights for effective climate change mitigation
  • Behavioural potential to facilitate the smart grid and demand response
  • Approaches and strategies to deliver effective and scalable behavioural interventions
  • End-use energy efficiency in buildings and organisations
  • Users behaviour in transport and mobility
  • Behaviour integration into energy modelling for policy development
  • Applying behavioural insights to increase energy efficiency financing
  • Behavioural solutions for small and medium enterprises
  • Equity, ethics and inclusion in behavioural-oriented policy approaches
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to energy behaviours for achieving the SDGs
  • Community Engagement
  • Contribution of behaviour in energy sufficiency


BEHAVE is taking place virtually from April 21 to April 24 2021.

For more information about registration and the programme: visit the website.