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46.5% of Spaniards see climate neutrality by 2050 as unattainable

Redacción EFEverde - 29 September, 2020


46.5% of Spaniards consider unattainable by 2050 the challenge of achieving a sustainable and climate-neutral economy in carbon dioxide emissions, as proposed by the European Union to mitigate global warming, according to a survey published today by the Alternativas Foundation.

The results are the result of a survey with questions to a thousand Spanish citizens, on the future of Europe and its transition towards a sustainable economy, carried out between August 24 and September 8 by the company 40dB.

According to the survey conducted by Belén Barreiro, patron of the Alternativas Foundation and former president of the CIS, only 20.8 % of those interviewed consider it possible or realistic to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050, as proposed by the European Union.

Environmental management

With regard to environmental management, practically half of those surveyed consider that environmental protection and ecological transition should be a shared competence between the EU and each Member State, as stated by 48.6 % of those consulted.

On the other hand, 27% of those interviewed believe that these competences should be managed by the EU alone, and 19.2% believe that they should be exercised by each Member State.

According to the data, citizens tend to be critical when asked about the efforts being made by the States to meet environmental objectives, given that 47.9 % disagree somewhat or very much as to whether the actions of the countries are sufficient, and only 26.7 % consider that what is needed is being done.

As to whether or not citizens agree with the idea of investing in environmental policies, even if this means that some companies or sectors pay more taxes, 63.8 % are in favor and 13.2 % disagree, according to the survey.

As for obligations, the majority of respondents advocate that the EU requires states to invest in environmental protection and tighten the use of cars to reduce air pollution. EFEGreen


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