More than nine out of ten people in the European Union (93%) believe that fighting climate change will only be effective if all countries of the world act together, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change published today. With just days to go until the start of the landmark climate summit in Paris, the survey shows that climate change remains a key concern for the European public, with 91% considering it a serious problem.
The survey also revealed a high level of personal action being taken across the EU, with more than nine in ten (93%) reporting they have taken some action, reducing and recycling waste being the most common activity mentioned.
Citizens also believe that action on climate change has many additional benefits. For example, 81% think that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently could boost the European economy and create jobs, while 65% agree that reducing fossil fuel imports would be good for the economy and for Europe’s energy security.
Some key results of the survey: