The issue nearly 80 per cent of the world wants government action on

A majority of survey respondents said they support a quick transition away from fossil fuels.

Published 20 June 2024 5:27pm

Source: AFP sbs news
Four in every five people want their country to strengthen its commitments to addressing climate change, according to a global poll of 75,000 participants.

The background: The survey by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Oxford University and GeoPoll posed 15 questions by randomised telephone calls to people in 77 countries representing 87 per cent of the world’s population.

The key finding was that 80 per cent of respondents want their governments to increase efforts to fight against global warming.

Lower-income countries voted 89 per cent in favour, though appetite is also high in the wealthy G20 nations at 76 per cent, according to the survey.

More than two-thirds of survey respondents (69 per cent) said that global warming had impacted their life decisions, such as where to live or work and what to buy.
The key quote: “As world leaders decide on the next round of pledges under the Paris Agreement by 2025, these results are undeniable evidence that people everywhere support bold climate action.” — UNDP global climate director Cassie Flynn.

What else to know: Leading the rise in climate anxiety is Fiji, where 80 per cent are more concerned compared to a year ago, followed by Afghanistan (78 per cent) and Turkey (77 per cent).
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