fClimate protection and sustainability play a greater role for younger people in Germany. According to a new survey, approval of various measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is significantly higher in the age group up to 30 years compared to older people.
67 percent of the younger group state that they support a CO₂ budget. With this approach, everyone should receive a certain amount of emission rights for goods that cause a larger amount of carbon dioxide. 53 percent of people over the age of 30 agree with this concept. Overall, a majority of 56 percent in this country is in favor of such a CO₂ budget.
Employers should be sustainable
Despite other worries and crises, 57 percent of people in Germany state in the survey that climate change is the greatest challenge. 75 percent are convinced that they can do something about the climate crisis with their own behavior. 59 percent support stricter government measures. 80 percent are in favor of stating the respective climate footprint on food products. These are some of the findings of the fifth annual European Investment Bank (EIB) climate survey.
In August 2022, the market research company BVA surveyed more than 28,000 people in 30 European countries in a representative sample of the population aged 15 and over. The EIB is the European Union’s bank for long-term financing and will publish the results on Tuesday, which the FAZ has received in advance. On the other hand, some of the respondents, including younger people, are not convinced of these climate protection measures.
When choosing an employer, 81 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 20 and 29 named sustainability as an important factor. For 18 percent, this is a priority. 67 percent of people under the age of 30 support limiting the amount of meat and dairy products available for purchase. In the group older than 30 years, this is still 45 percent.
According to EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle, the survey shows that Germans are willing to contribute to climate protection through their behavior. “It complements our financing for green projects such as sustainable transport, renewable energy and energy-efficient buildings,” he said. The bank allocated around 4 billion euros for this in Germany last year and, according to its own statements, is the largest multilateral donor for climate projects in the world.
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