Climate Crisis Denial Dissipating
Climate change is a ‘global emergency’, people say in biggest ever climate poll
27 January 2021 (UN News)
The People’s Climate Vote poll from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), described as the biggest climate survey yet conducted, showed urgent climate action has broad support amongst people around the globe, across nationalities, age, gender and education level, according to UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. The survey covered 50 countries and over 50% of the world’s population. It showed people around the world want climate-friendly farming, protections to nature, and investments in a green recovery from COVID-19.
The poll asked respondents if climate change was a global emergency and whether they supported 18 climate policies covering the economy, energy, transport, food and farms, nature, and population protections. It targeted 1.2 million people, including over half a million people under 18 with innovative approaches like distribution through mobile gaming networks. People supported ‘broad climate policies’ beyond the current situation.
A majority in eight of the ten survey countries with the highest emissions from the power sector backed more renewable energy. The survey found a direct link between education level and support for climate action…and found that people under 18 were more likely to say climate change is an emergency, though 65% of those 18-35, 66% of those 36-59, and 58% over 60 agreed. click here for more