PIVO – Private Precautionary Measures
Private precautionary measures constitute a significant part of different strategies aimed at reducing risks resulting from climate change. They complement technical-planning approaches or organisational-institutional ones, and are above all the responsibility of private households and companies. This is inter alia why the topic “private precautionary measures” has gained in relevance in empirical social research. The research project PIVO comprises three central research questions:
- Which factors motivate private precautionary measures?
- How do measures, services and products impact the motivation for private precautionary measures?
- Might focusing on private precautionary measures also bring about new inequalities?
To answer these research questions, the ZEW is primarily going to statistically evaluate longitudinal data sets on precautionary measures of private households in Germany.


Umweltbundesamt , Dessau , DE

Project duration

01.09.2018 - 30.11.2021

Project members

Dr. Daniel Osberghaus (Coordinator)