Do global crises accelerate the push for the green transition? What impact does this have on public opinions of the transition?
The EIB Climate Survey 2022-2023 reveals that a majority of people around the world feel that the war in Ukraine and increased energy prices should speed up the shift to greener solutions.
- Over half of Chinese citizens (55%) view climate change as the country's most significant challenge, compared to lower percentages in Europe (41%), the US (28%), and the UK (32%).
- A high majority of Chinese (88%), Europeans (84%) and Britons (83%) predict a global catastrophe unless we drastically cut goods and energy consumption. Fewer Americans (72%) share this view.
- 66% of Europeans, 62% of Britons, 60% of Chinese and 52% of Americans believe that the conflict in Ukraine should expedite the green transition.
- A majority of Europeans and Britons (65% and 67%) support heavy taxes on highly polluting energy consumption. About half of Americans (52%) agree, while a large majority of Chinese (84%) back this measure.
- 63% of Europeans support adjusting energy prices based on household consumption, a view shared by Britons and Americans (63% and 57%), while a staggering 87% of Chinese are in favor of this method.
Explore the survey results to understand global perspectives on the best ways to tackle the energy and climate crises, and to review the impact that can be made from government policies.