Where Climate Change is as Important as the Economy and Terrorism

Written by David Connell on . Posted in Learn

While bickering over what to do about climate change in the U.S. may be confusing the matter for people, a new global survey released this week shows the topic at an equal level of concern as the economy and terrorism.

HSBC, a global financial company based in London, has published its fourth Climate Confidence Monitor.

Here are some global statistics:

Climate change is the top concern in Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Two thirds (64 per cent) of respondents in China said they are making a significant effort to help reduce climate change, compared to 23 per cent in the UK, 20 per cent in the U.S., and 11 per cent in Japan.

One in three people in Vietnam, India and China believe climate change can be halted, compared to just one in twenty in France and the UK.

On business opportunities, more than half of respondents in Brazil, India and Malaysia strongly agreed their countries would prosper and new jobs would be created by responding to climate change. Almost three quarters of people in France (73 per cent) and more than two thirds in Germany (67 per cent) expressing the view that greater business investment is needed in this area. NGOs and individuals were seen as central to the effort as well.

Source: Marketwire

Post by: Paul Mackie, associate director of strategic communications for climate change, The Nature Conservancy

Image: Open-air dining in the Old Town area of Lijiang, China.

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