The International Monetary Fund called for stronger climate change propaganda after pointing out the lack of public interest in their costly solutions.
A financial institution run by the United Nations is trying to garner support through various polls to spread the climate change ideology and convince people around the world to join.
The IMF report found that a majority of those surveyed said they were concerned about global warming, leading to widespread support for the international climate policy agenda. Released on February 9.
This report is combined with an international YouGov survey of nearly 30,000 people from 28 countries on four continents to document the relationship between climate change concerns and public support for efforts to mitigate it. It was done.
Researchers conducted the survey from July to August 2022 to measure support for carbon pricing, regulation, clean technology subsidies, and renewable energy.
High energy prices were a major concern for many respondents during the survey period.
opposition to the green agenda
Despite their concern for the planet, most respondents seemed unwilling or unwilling to accept costly solutions to address climate change.
There are several factors that have led to a decline in support for implementing measures to mitigate climate change. For example, concerns about corruption in the green energy industry and the resulting large price increases.
“We still have a long way to go to keep global warming below 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels,” said IMF Deputy Managing Director Bo Li. in a statement.
“Bridging this gap requires ambitious and carefully coordinated policies that accelerate the green transition. But even the smartest policies cannot succeed without public support. ” said Li.
Researchers believed that better communication of the impacts of climate policy and the associated costs was needed to increase support for climate change initiatives.
“Overall, the research underscores the critical importance of effective communication and building awareness about climate policy options,” the IMF report said.
“There remains significant room for improving overall knowledge of climate change impacts and policies in all countries.”
“Furthermore, interventions highlight that even little information about policy benefits can generate greater support,” the researchers concluded.
climate change propaganda
The authors of the IMF report say governments need to provide “clear and effective communication about policy effectiveness and trade-offs.”
“This survey shows that there are significant gaps in public knowledge and support for key policies,” Li said, noting that country-specific efforts are needed to influence people on emission reduction policies. I explained that there is.
It turns out that women and people with higher levels of education tend to be more concerned about global warming.
A majority of those surveyed in both developed and poor countries agreed that all countries should fund measures to combat global warming, the study said.
“Our goal is to help governments build support for strong climate action, including cross-border joint action,” Li said.
“We must work together to resolve this existential threat to our shared planet,” he concluded.