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18 Jan 20211 minute read

Survey: 2 in 3 say UK should do more against climate change

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Survey: 2 in 3 say UK should do more against climate change

Two thirds of respondents to a YouGov survey of UK voters say that the UK government should do more to cut carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

The survey results come ahead of the critical UN COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow this autumn.

Commissioned by The Climate Coalition of NGOs, which includes RSPB, WWF, National Trust, Oxfam, and Women's Institute, the poll found two-thirds of the British public believe the government should do more to combat climate change, up from 57 per cent in 2017.

This includes greater investment in the decarbonisation of electricity generation and transport, and promotion of green skills. For more about ECA’s efforts across these areas, visit ECA’s Get Zero Carbon Done initiative page.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter last week: "I look forward to welcoming world leaders to Cornwall for the Summit in June. My goal is to work with our friends and partners to Build Back Better from the coronavirus pandemic and create a fairer, greener and more prosperous future."