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Over 60 per cent of under-18 young people from Moldova say climate changes represent global emergency

18:08 | 27.01.2021 Category: Social

Chisinau, 27 January /MOLDPRES/ - The People’s Vote for Climate – a global opinion poll launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), shows that 64 per cent of the respondents consider that the climate changes represent a global emergency and must be tackled even in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. As much as 61 per cent of the under-18 young people expressed the same opinion in Moldova.    

UNDP today published the findings of the most comprehensive global opinion poll on climate changes. It shows the opinions of people from 50 countries, where a half of the world’s population lives. More than half a million of young people under-18 participated in the poll; these persons have a decisive role in the climate changes sector and who, as a rule, cannot participate in elections.  

The detailed findings, disaggregated depending on the age, sex and education level, will be communicated to the governments from all over the world, through UNDP, which held this opinion poll in an original way, in partnership with the Oxford University.  

„Such a wide-scale investigation of the public opinion on the subject of climate changes was conducted for the first time ever in more participating countries. The 2021 year is an essential year for the commitments of countries in terms of climate action, with a round of key negotiations which are to take place at the UN Summit on Climate Changes, due in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in next November,’’ UNDP said.   

Within the opinion poll, respondents were asked whether the climate changes represent a global emergency and whether they back 18 key climate policies in six action sectors: economy, energy, transports, food products and farms, nature and people’s protection.  

In Moldova, the platform was launched in the Romanian language in 2020.

photo: PNUD Moldova

 

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