July 2019

New survey of Londoners ahead of London Climate Action Week

Press Release: Survey of Londoners ahead of London Climate Action Week

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  • Majority of public (54%) think pension providers should offer fossil free funds.
  • Two thirds of Londoners support legally binding targets for tackling climate change, holding businesses and government departments legally accountable
  • Half of Londoners want companies failing to abide by the Paris Climate Agreement principles to be removed from the London Stock Exchange
  • Almost nine in 10 young Londoners are worried about the impact of climate change on future generations
  • Seven in 10 Londoners believe investment in green industry jobs is crucial for tackling climate change
  • More than six in 10 Londoners support climate emergency declaration in the capital

 London, UK – Ahead of London’s first ever Climate Action Week, two thirds of Londoners now support legally binding targets for tackling climate change, according to new research commissioned by The Climate Change Collaboration. The clear majority (66%) of residents in the capital want businesses and government departments alike to be held to account by these targets, without exception, ensuring climate change is tackled properly.

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues said:

“Londoners know our city has the power to influence the rest of the world on climate action, so I’m delighted to be launching the first-ever London Climate Action Week to highlight the range of solutions emerging from the capital and help accelerate global climate action.

The results of this poll are a poignant reminder that it is young Londoners who are most concerned about our climate emergency and we must all act now to protect the future they will inherit.”

Alice Garton, Head of Climate for environmental law organisation ClientEarth, said:

“These results show Londoners are calling for big, bold ideas. People understand the climate crisis and want decisive leadership from Whitehall and their local boroughs to fix it.

“They also want corporations held to account, and their business models made to be in line with the Paris Agreement.

“Importantly, Londoners are demanding major investment in green jobs and industries to ensure that people enjoy prosperous and healthy lives in a city of the future, not the past.”

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