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Climate Study: Institutional Failure and Powerlessness

Once again, the mood of the Austrian population on the subject of climate protection was captured. This time Allianz Austria commissioned the Market Institute to carry out a climate protection study.

"61 Prozent of the people living in Austria are convinced that the climate change the greatest threat of our society in the next 20 years. But only 39 Prozent feel of its effects personally affected. The majority sees politics as the main responsibility for climate protection, ”the broadcast said.

And further: “The manufacturing industry is considered to be the greatest offender of the climate. Not even every second person sees opportunities to contribute to climate change through their own activities in everyday life. (…) Just 16 Prozent trust promised policies like new ones Climate protection laws, just 21 Prozent to take Announcements from Company  to promote CO2-neutral production serious. More than the half on the other hand, is convinced that in our country often 'Greenwashing' is operated."

Many Scopeto contribute to the climate change itself, sees less than every or every second. For more Sustainability in everyday life are for eight out of ten Austrians: inside the areas Food, energy consumption and traffic the best options. “Financial service providers, on the other hand, are ascribed only a minor effect, only 28 Prozent of respondents hold environmentally friendly investment for an effective tool in the fight against climate change, ”the study shows. However hold it up only 12 percent of respondents still realistically believe that Global warming below two degrees to keep.

The survey was carried out as an online survey by the Market Institute on behalf of Allianz Austria. 1.000 people representative of the Austrian population aged 16 and over were surveyed.

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Written by Karin Bornett

Freelance journalist and blogger in the Community option. Technology-loving Labrador smoking with a passion for village idyll and a soft spot for urban culture.

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