EU citizens support climate action

Nine out of ten EU citizens consider climate change a serious problem, and four out of five recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and employment, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change.

The vast majority support national action on energy efficiency and renewable energy, with 92 per cent of respondents thinking it is important for their governments to provide support for improving energy efficiency by 2030. For renewable energy, 90 per cent find it important for their government to set targets to increase use of renewables by 2030. The survey also found that seven in ten citizens agree that reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU could bring economic benefits.

Source: European Commission press release 3 March 2014.

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