Trust in climate science is strong, but optimism about progress is limited: Global survey-continued

November 1, 2021--Global public trust in climate science is rising-and has nearly doubled in some regions, according to a survey published today by the World Economic Forum.
When it comes to the environment, consumers held more confidence in climate science than many existing sustainability efforts from business and government leaders.
Respondents note renewable energy solutions among the top priorities that both world and business leaders should focus on addressing.
The report, The Climate Progress Survey: Business and Consumer Worries and Hopes, coincides with the global COP26 climate summit and drives home the importance of trust and collaboration for meaningful action. Read it online here.

A global study of public opinion published today by the World Economic Forum finds that while trust in climate science has surged, optimism is in shorter supply.

Most participants felt a strong personal responsibility to the environment, even as they felt businesses and governments could do more to make a difference. The majority felt that everyone should work together to tackle climate change.

The study reinforces the World Economic Forum's message that the climate crisis will require urgent cross-sector collaboration using every mechanism available to make meaningful action possible, including policy, finance, technology and education.

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Source: weforum.org

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