Following on from a major new survey showing evidence of clear public support for action on climate change, we look at what these survey findings mean for communications professionals, campaigners and practitioners.
The ‘European Perceptions of Climate Change’ (EPCC) project is led by Cardiff University in collaboration with academic teams from four European countries (UK, Germany, France and Norway) and Climate Outreach.
The recently released topline survey findings found that clear majorities in these four European countries support using public money to prepare now for the impacts of climate change, to help developing nations cope with extreme weather, and to subsidise renewable energy sources. The survey was informed by the first EPCC report which contained socio-political profiles of the four countries.
Media coverage of EPCC project includes:
New Scientist: Most people don’t know climate change is entirely human-made
The Guardian: Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans
Carbon Brief: Video – Prof Nick Pidgeon on European perceptions about climate change
Thompson Reuters Foundation: Climate change may drive more migration in future, Europeans say
Bloomberg: French Worry More About Climate Change Than Neighbors Do
Energy Voice: UK less concerned about climate change than European neighbours, survey shows
Clean Energy Wire: Germans “surprisingly” climate-sceptic
BT: UK less concerned about climate change than European neighbours, survey shows