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UNDP: The Peoples’ Climate Vote 2024 | Report

by Madaline Dunn

The Peoples’ Climate Vote 2024 has been released, having collected responses from over 73,000 people speaking 87 different languages across 77 countries, representing 87 per cent of the global population.

Conducted for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) with the University of Oxford, UK and GeoPoll, the survey asked 15 questions on climate change in the biggest-ever standalone public opinion poll on the issue. 

The report shows that 80 per cent of people globally want their governments to take stronger action to tackle the climate crisis.

Further, 86 per cent want to see their countries set aside geopolitical differences and work together on climate change. 

More specifically, the survey revealed support for stronger climate action in 20 of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, with majorities ranging from:

  • Sixty-six per cent of people in the United States and Russia to 67 per cent in Germany, 
  • Seventy-three per cent in China,
  • Seventy-seven per cent in South Africa and India, 
  • Eighty-five per cent in Brazil, 
  • Eighty-eight per cent in Iran and 
  • Up to 93 per cent in Italy.

In Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United States women were more in favour of strengthening their country’s commitments by 10 to 17 percentage points. 

This gap was biggest in Germany, where women were 17 percentage points more likely than men to want more climate action (75 per cent vs. 58 per cent.) 

The survey also showed 72 per cent in favour of a quick transition away from fossil fuels. This is true for countries among the top 10 biggest producers of oil, coal, or gas. 

Only 7 per cent of people globally said their country should not transition at all.

For the full report, head here.

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