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Tuesday, December 12, 2023Ecoresponsability

International: a variable scale of ecoanxiety

International : une écoanxiété à géométrie variable

As every year, Ipsos and EDF have joined forces to carry out Obs’COP. The aim of this study is to provide an international overview of opinions, knowledge, expectations and levels of commitment in the face of climate change. The 2023 edition highlights the fact that 43% of respondents are concerned about the environmental situation, particularly in areas hit by natural disasters.

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The survey was carried out between August 16 and October 2, 2023, among 23,433 people (from 29 different countries, including those with the highest CO2 emissions).

All over the world, inflation is the top priority for consumers (except in South America, where crime ranks first). The environmental crisis, however, is one of citizens’ major concerns.
“Perceptions of climatic events are very homogeneous: extreme heat is felt by 63% of the world’s population (and at least 50% in most countries). Seasonal indifference is the second most widely shared sign (41%). The French are particularly marked by the heatwaves and droughts that hit the country in 2022 and 2023. With 72% mentioning heatwaves in France, the situation in France seems close to that in Spain (73%), Morocco (73%) or Turkey (78%),” comments Ipsos. “80% of those interviewed consider that the phenomena occurring in their country are increasingly caused or aggravated by climate change.”

The accumulation of plastic waste (46%), air pollution (45%), the deterioration of water quality (43%) and the depletion of resources (39%) are also among the concerns of the general public.

Eco-anxiety worldwide

30% of individuals (on average) say they feel anxious when they think about climate change.
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