in the world, 60% of the inhabitants say that they are ready to accept big changes to preserve the planet

published on Sunday 6 November 2022 at 10:39

6 out of 10 people in the world say they are ready to accept mass change to preserve the planet, according to a major survey by Elabe for Veolia published in The Parisian this Sunday, November 6.

The world is increasingly concerned about climate change. This is revealed by the “barometer of ecological transformation”, a comprehensive study* by Elabe for Veolia published in The Parisian this Sunday, November 6.

This study “will examination every 18 months more than 25,000 people from 25 countries selected on purpose, from Finland to Nigeria, via China or Germany,” the newspaper wrote.

According to this study, worldwide, 6 out of 10 inhabitants say they are ready to accept mass change to preserve the planet. The fear of the future is very strong, it worries 30% of people in the world. 71% of respondents in the world (72% in France) feel in danger related to climate change or pollution.

Ongoing global warming does not there is no longer any doubt for 89% of the inhabitants. Gabriel Mazzolini, spokesman for the association Friends of the Earth, was happy, still with it parisian, to see that “consciousness continues, the climate is one of the French’s biggest concerns. This confirms the dynamics triggered by the climate marches, but the level of preparedness increases further with each crisis, as was the case this summer”, which was particularly deadly – floods, fires…

The future in our hands

The optimist is nevertheless in order: for 60% of respondents, our future is in our hands. Among the efforts that humanity is ready to make to combat this climate change: 84% of them (82% of the French) agree to do more waste sorting, 67% of the world’s inhabitants (70% of the French) are ready to eat less meat. In France, 68% of the inhabitants agree to ride with 110 km/h on the motorway, instead of 130 km/h. An important condition nevertheless in France: that the effort to fight to preserve the planet is evenly distributed. “We cannot tolerate the privilege of a few,” summed up Laurence Bedeau, director of consultancy Elabe.

As a reminder, starting this Sunday at 27th UN Climate Conference (COP27), In two weeks. Some 200 countries are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to try to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and its consequences, which are sweeping through a world divided and preoccupied with other crises.

* Ecological transformation barometer, produced by Elabe for Veolia. An online survey in 25 countries with more than 25,000 people over the age of 18 (approx. 1,000 per country). The countries were selected for their demographic weight, their weight in greenhouse gas emissions, and their cultural and political diversity. These countries represent 60% of the world’s population and 68% of emissions. The survey was conducted from August 24 to September 26, 2022. To make up the world opinion, each country counts for 1, so that the diversity of countries is represented.

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