The citizens are concerned about the climate crisis but they think that they are already doing enough to preserve the planet which even adds their government contribution. Not only this but few of the people are also trying their best to make significant changes in their lifestyle. An international survey is found which states the significance of the climate crisis that spreads awareness among people and provokes the urge to act in favor of it.
Emmanuel Riviere said that the international survey that has been put in front coincides with the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow that contains a lot of lessons for the governments. According to him, they must consider people’s expectations. Moreover, they also have to force people not just about the climate crisis reality but should also be aware of the solutions and how the responsibilities can be shared among them.
The survey has shown the results that 62% of people have come across the main cause of climate crisis as the main environmental challenge that the world has been facing. This challenge is ahead of air pollution which is 39%, the waste impact on the environment is about 38%, and the new diseases spread about 36%.
Efforts for the Environmental changes
When people were asked that how much they have acted against others such as government, business, and the media, they come to know that they have served themselves more in environmental change as compared to others who were only committed to their local community or institution.
76% of the people who have surveyed across 10 countries pledged that they would follow strict environmental rules and regulations while the remaining 46% did not feel the need to change their habits.
Reasons for not protecting the planet
The main reason people of not protecting the planet is that they think whatever they are doing is fine and even experts have not reached heights on the best solutions. Moreover, they think they need resources and equipment from public authorities. Also, they think that they do not have much information and guidance, and a misconception that an individual’s efforts will not be counted.
Measures to preserve the planet
One of the questions asked which actions are to be noted to preserve the planet so people pointed out the importance of measures that were established habits, less individual efforts, and fewer responsibilities. About 57% of people think that if waste disposal is reduced and recycling is increased then that will be the most effective measure to be followed. Other measure includes reversing deforestation (54%), replacing fossil fuels with energy (45%), constructing buildings (47%), and even protecting endangered species (52%).
Reducing people’s need for energy is seen as a priority by only 32% of individuals, choosing public transport over cars (25%), and changing agricultural models (24%). 23% of the people think if plane travel is reduced and charging products is increased then this will not preserve the environment. While considering the factors that fossil fuels are banned (22%), international trade (17%), and reducing meat consumption (18%) are considered to be lower priorities.
Some people are concerned about the state of the planet they are not true about the factors that are needed to be preserved. Only in Singapore and New Zealand, the commitments are taken care of in Sweden. Citizens’ efforts are about 44% and that of the government 16% can be seen in the UK.