Сlimate change is a global emergency, United Nations poll finds

Сlimate change is a global emergency, United Nations poll finds

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In signing the executive order, Biden has directed his administration to: centre the climate crisis in U.S. foreign policy and national security considerations; take a whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis; leverage the federal government's footprint and buying power to lead by example; rebuild United States infrastructure for a sustainable economy; advance conservation, agriculture, and reforestation; revitalise energy communities; and, secure environmental justice and spur economic opportunity.

The aim of the Peoples' Climate Vote is to connect the public to policymakers and to provide them with reliable information on whether people consider climate change to be an emergency, and how they would like their countries to respond. Instead of a traditional 30-second ad, gamers across the world were invited to participate in a climate change survey.

Teenagers in some of the world's top polluting nations are the strongest believers that global warming is an emergency, according to the largest-ever climate opinion poll.

According to UNDP, results show people often want broad climate policies beyond the current state of play.

January 27, 2021, A major survey on climate change finds two-thirds of people around the world view it as a "global emergency".

Released on Wednesday, the poll organized by Oxford University and the United Nations used pop-up surveys on online games like Angry Birds to solicit answers from hard-to-reach groups including those too young to vote.

Prof Stephen Fisher at Oxford University said: "The Peoples' Climate Vote has delivered a treasure trove of data on public opinion that we've never seen before".

The survey is unprecedented in both scale and diversity.

Almost 75 percent of residents in small island states - some facing the prospect of losing their homelands to rising seas - perceived the climate threat as an emergency.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) questioned 1.2 million people in 50 countries, many of them young.

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UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said: "The results clearly illustrate that urgent climate action has broad support amongst people around the globe, across nationalities, age, gender and education level".

"People are very nervous, very scared".

"People are scared they see the wildfires in Australia and California". They are seeing category five storms in the Caribbean.

"It added: "[These] actions advance those goals and ensure that we are tapping into the talent, grit, and innovation of American workers, revitalising the United States energy sector, conserving our natural resources and leveraging them to help drive our nation toward a clean energy future, creating well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and delivering justice for communities who have been subjected to environmental harm".

In the survey, respondents were asked if climate change was a global emergency and whether they supported 18 key climate policies across six action areas: Economy, energy, transport, food and farms, nature, and protecting people.

Out of 18 environmental policy options people could show their support for, the most popular in the United Kingdom were using solar, wind and renewable power, conserving land and forests and keeping the ocean and waterways healthy.

"At the moment not enough of them are doing it vocally to show people in power that this matters, but I think that is changing".

Investing in green jobs and more climate-friendly farming techniques were popular in Indonesia and Egypt, the survey found, but fewer people overall elsewhere supported plant-based diets.

The results showed that the leading driver of a respondent's view of climate change is education.

One of the purposes of The Peoples' Climate survey is to help governments, particularly those who have not done climate surveys, understand the level of concern regarding climate change and what policies are favoured by people in their countries, he says. The opposite is true for Nigeria.

"The survey...has shown us that mobile gaming networks cannot only reach a lot of people, they can engage different kinds of people in a diverse group of countries", says Stephen Fisher, from Oxford's Department of Sociology.

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