State implementation of new Environmental Protection Agency climate regulation may shift behavioural strategies from sidelines to forefront of US climate policy.
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Carrico, A., Vandenbergh, M., Stern, P. et al. US climate policy needs behavioural science. Nature Clim Change 5, 177–179 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2518
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