italians are in favour of reducing the use of vehicles highly polluting: 71% of respondents approve of the gradual prohibition of vehicles with diesel fuel, a percentage that is greater than 6 points above the Eu average (65%).
This data is contained in the second edition of the survey on the environment conducted by the european investment Bank in partnership with the Bva is a consulting company specialized in market research.
The study carried out by the Eib is an indicator of how citizens perceive the phenomenon of climate change in the european Union, the United States of America and China.
The analysis has thus highlighted that the italians are ready to support measures to combat climate change, even if the repercussions could have an impact in their daily lives habitual.
Also in the case of the interdiction of vehicles highly pollutant in urban centres, 88% of the sample of Italian respondents said they favor the measure, with a percentage also in this case greater than 6 points above the EU average (82%).
Compared to the average of 82% of the european Union, the percentage of those in favour falls to 69% in the United States, while is noticed that almost all of the chinese (97%) that they see positively the prohibition of use of vehicles highly pollutant in the urban centres.
The italians, but are less enthusiastic about the introduction of a “tax carbon” on the flights, as a measure to combat climate change: those in favour of such a measure are the 69% of the respondents compared to the Eu average of 72%.
the Percentage is reduced to 61% for those belonging to the age group 15-29 while it grows to 72%, in line with the Eu average, among those over 65.
Relatively to the increase in prices of food products and goods that contribute heavily to CO2 emissions?, the 62% of italians approve of the idea of a mark-up of costs for matters that have a significant carbon footprint, such as, for example, the red meat and mobile phones.
also significant was the percentage of the sample of respondents (90%) favourable to the prohibition of the use of plastic products disposable, with a given 5 points higher than the EU average (85%).
Finally, it appears significant also the figure of 94% of the italians that is conducive to the theme of climate change and recycling as a subject of teaching at school.
in Short, the study conducted by the Eib and by the Bva highlights how the issue of climate change is becoming a topic, which the italians are paying more and more attention.
"climate change is one of the issues that most concern the citizens of europe, he emphasized, Emma Navarro, Eib vice-president responsible for climate action and the environment – it Is for this reason that they are willing to make personal sacrifices when it comes to the fight against global warming and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
At the same time, however, they expect governments and businesses to undertake measures to reduce CO2 emissions and to improve the protection of the environment.
Each of us has to be involved in addressing this challenge. The european investment Bank is firmly committed to providing the technical and financial instruments necessary to all the stakeholders to give their contribution to solve the climate crisis". (m.r.)
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