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Climate change a big worry for young Greeks, EU survey shows

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, close to half of young Greeks said they are more worried about climate change than infectious diseases on a list of priorities presented in a pan-European youth survey.

Based on the Ipsos poll, conducted on behalf of the European Environmental Bureau, 46% of young Greeks surveyed are very concerned about the environment, in line with the European average.

However, they placed climate change third in a list of the most serious problems in the world, after “the economic situation and unemployment” and “poverty/hunger.”

Young Greeks’ knowledge of climate migration is limited, even compared to the European average: Only 23% have heard much or enough about the term “climate migrants” compared to 33% of their young cohorts in Europe.

Also, only one in 10 young Greeks believe climate is among the three most important factors due to which people emigrate to Greece – less than the European average (17%).

The pan-European “End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change” campaign, funded by the European Commission, surveyed people aged 15-35 in 23 European countries.