Climate change continues to become a greater issue every day. In response, world leaders gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference. In detail, many nations attended to address the growing concern for climate change and global warming. Indeed, the climate crisis is no small issue. Hence, authorities are taking steps to combat climate change.
All countries are responsible for climate change and so COP26 was held in Glasgow where 200 nations adopted the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’. Soon we may see the fruits of Glasgow climate pact achievements. So, Real Research held a survey about the UN Climate Change Conference to seek its users’ opinions on the matter. Here are the results.
- 42.35% so not know about the UN Climate Change Conference
- 59.45% believe their country is suffering from climate change and global warming
- 46.10% believe their country is responding properly to the climate crisis
57.65% Are Aware of the COP26 That Was Held in Glasglow
According to the results from the Real Research online survey application, the majority (57.65%) are aware of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. In particular, out of the 50,000 respondents, 59.45% believe that their country is suffering significantly from climate change and global warming. Meanwhile, 25.24% do not feel so and the rest are unsure.
Continuing on, the respondents say chose to how much degree the climate crisis affects their lives. Specifically, ‘Extremely’ (36.88%), ‘Slightly’ (8.68%), ‘Average’ (9.64%), ‘Barely’ (4.48%), ‘Not sure’ (40.32%). In turn, 46.10% believe that their governments are responding properly to the climate crisis. In contrast, 23.23% do not believe so and the rest are unsure.
Respondents Choose Who Is Most Responsible for the Climate Crisis
As we can see from the image below, 28.57% believe that developed countries like Western Europe, North America, and Japan are responsible for the climate crisis. Meanwhile, 17.34% believe it is the major gas emitting nation such as China, India, and the USA. In addition, 7.69% blame fossil fuel producers and fossil fuel-related products manufacturing countries.
Next, respondents chose what they feel is the most important action to take to combat the climate crisis. On this, 30.57% chose ‘protect and restore forests’. Following that is 11.56% saying ‘develop more renewable resources’. Likewise, ‘foster environmental-friendly farming’ (5.13%), ‘stop burning fossil fuels’ (4.41%), and ‘cut down on meat consumption and eat more plant-based diets’ (3.64%).
29.70% Are Satisfied With the UN Climate Change Conference
Going forth, the survey asks respondents what they think is the greatest achievement of the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ at the COP26. Here, 26.85% like that it has the first direct reference to coal and fossil fuels. 12.05% like that developed countries are doubling the Climate Adaptation Funds for developing countries by 2025. The rest chose options as displayed below.
On the matter of respondents’ satisfaction from the UN Climate Change Conference and the Glasgow Climate Pact, here are their ratings. ‘Extremely satisfied’ (29.70%), ‘Somewhat satisfied’ (11.22%), ‘Neutral’ (46.17%), ‘Somewhat dissatisfied’ (4.18%), and ‘Extremely dissatisfied’ (8.73%).
Accordingly, the survey asks for reasons over dissatisfaction with the UN Climate Change Conference and the Glasgow Climate Pact. On this, 25.68% say it is not enough to make substantial progress toward achieving the climate change goal. Likewise, 7.22% say the climate compensation for damages and losses, demanded by developing countries, has failed.
Meanwhile, 7.58% says the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases — China, has not set a neet-zero target year. Lastly, 2.73% said the absence of China and Russia, and 2.30% say there has been a last-minute change from phase-out to phase down in the use of coal-fired power. The rest either have other reasons or are satisfied with the UN Climate Change Conference and the Glasgow Climate Pact.
|Survey Title||Satisfaction Survey on Climate Negotiations At UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)|
|Duration||November 15 – November 22, 2021|
|Number of Participants||50,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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