Influences on attitudes to a personal carbon trading system

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Postprint of: Hendry, A, Armstrong, B, Smart, W & Webb, G 2013, 'Influences on attitudes to a personal carbon trading system', Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December.

Available on Open Access


There are mixed attitudes to the affect Personal Carbon Trading (PCT) can have on global warming and carbon emissions. The NICHE (Norfolk Island Carbon Health Evaluation) project has been developed to explore attitudes towards PCT. The researchers have designed the project to investigate links between health, obesity and an individual’s carbon footprint. The first stages of the project undertaken in 2012 involve development of point-of-sale applications, personal carbon consumption web site and collection of data to establish a baseline measuring key health indicators and attitudes to climate change and PCT. This paper reports the findings from the correlation analysis of the key variables from the baseline survey. Correlation analysis was used to examine relationships among the variables. The significant relationships identified from the baseline survey will be reexamined in the latter stages of the project during 2014.