Europeans Give Strong Support for Green Transition

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A recent Eurobarometer survey is showing that 93% of Europeans view climate change as a serious global problem. Over half support speeding up the green economy transition amidst energy price spikes and supply concerns. Strong backing is observed for emissions reductions, renewable energy use, and energy efficiency. Citizens express commitment to individual climate action while expecting reforms from governments, the EU, and businesses. The survey reveals how climate change impacts daily lives and its significance for public health. Europeans display overwhelming support for climate action and a green transition.​


Brussels, 27 July 2023

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing global challenges of our time, and a recent Eurobarometer survey has shed light on Europeans’ perspectives and attitudes towards this critical issue. Published last week, the survey reveals that an overwhelming majority of Europeans, almost 93% consider climate change a serious problem facing the world. This remarkable consensus highlights the urgent need for collective action and the transition to a sustainable future.

Amid the backdrop of energy price spikes and concerns over gas supplies following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more than half of Europeans, near 58%, believe that the move towards a green economy should be accelerated. The effects of climate change are felt across the globe, and the European citizens have expressed a strong willingness to address these challenges head-on.

From an economic standpoint, a substantial 73% of Europeans agree that the cost of damage caused by climate change far outweighs the investment required for a green transition. Such widespread acknowledgement of the economic benefits of climate action underscores the potential for a prosperous and sustainable future.



Moreover, an encouraging three-quarters of Europeans (75%) believe that taking action on climate change will spark innovation and drive advancements in sustainable technologies and practices. This confidence in the potential for positive change is a testament to the continent’s commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

As we delve deeper into the survey’s findings, it becomes evident that Europeans are steadfast in their support for various climate-related initiatives. Almost nine in ten EU citizens firmly agree that… Continue reading


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