Tuesday, 2 December 2008
In case you missed it...
HSBC brought out their new annual climate confidence monitor last week (and I have been quoting it ever since, really fascinating reading, especially in the climate vs economy section). Here's a few highlights:
Climate change remains a key concern. More than 40% of people surveyed chose climate change ahead of the global economy when asked about their current concerns.
Consumers want governments to stop haggling on carbon concessions and act. Twice as many people say that governments should invest in renewable energy (55%) than participate in international negotiations on climate change (27 %).
Consumers want their country to make a fair contribution to carbon dioxide emissions. In China, 62% of people said their country should reduce emissions by at least as much as other countries and only 4% said their country’s emissions should be allowed to increase. In the USA, 72% of people said their country should reduce emissions by at least as much as other countries.