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.


Dan said...

Thanks John... I did miss this. I'd be interested to see results for Poland and Italy, who seem to be the main spanners in the works for the EU's climate and energy package.
NGOs are "doing too much" to tackle climate change... What can that mean?!
Also - the graph on page 5 is just fascinating - particularly carbon trading being right in the bottom left, given that it's a key plank in our whole policy response!

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PeterWinters said...

John, I think the HSBC survey is a great initiative. The 2008 survey misses out on using some segmentation of public opinion to climate change - but is a considerable improvement on their 2007 survey. You can read my review at:


Peter Winters, www.haddock-research.com