Most Edmontonians want immediate action on climate change

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Most Edmontonians want immediate action on climate change, the city’s Climate Change and Energy Perception Survey shows.

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For the fifth year in a row, Edmonton respondents Climate Change and Energy Perception Survey They have indicated that climate change is a serious concern.

The survey shows that 77 percent of Edmonton residents agree on the need for immediate action to address climate change and 70 percent want the city to maintain or scale up its climate change efforts.

“Last August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change strongly stated that ‘it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, the ocean and the land,'” Chandra Tomaras, director of environment and climate resilience, said in a press release. on Monday.

“The survey results show that this message connects with Edmontonians and that they realize that we all have a role to play in preventing and mitigating climate change.”

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Other key survey findings include that 70 percent agree that investing in energy efficiency and the transition to renewable energy sources provides job opportunities for Edmonton, 66 percent agree that efforts to introduce change Climate conditions offer economic opportunities for the city, and 66 percent say they are already taking action on climate change, while 70 percent want to do more personally.

The Climate and Energy Perceptions Survey was conducted by Narrative Research in May 2021 with a sample of 1,005 Edmonton residents.

Since 2017, the Climate and Energy Perceptions Survey has guided the city in understanding Edmonton residents’ attitudes and beliefs about climate change and the energy transition in order to help inform and measure the effectiveness of the policies and programs.

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