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FOI 2023 102 - Legal opinion on climate change behavioral science


Information Requested:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, can you please tell me whether legal opinion has been sought as to the lack of Informed Consent that will take place with the psychological manipulation inferred in

and in the day to day activities of the "Behavioural Science Unit, Policy and International Health, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health & Well-being Public Health Wales"


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 6th July 2023.

We have not received legal advice in this regard, but ethical considerations are integral to our work.


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400