Greeks know about climate change, but not about solutions

Greeks know about climate change, but not about solutions

Greeks are close to the European Union average when it comes to knowledge of climate change, according to the sixth European Investment Bank climate survey.

Using a scale in which 10 indicates the highest level of knowledge, Greeks scored an average of 6.39, on a par with the EU average (6.37), behind chart toppers Finland (7.22), Luxembourg (7.19) and Sweden (6.96).

The survey, involving more than 30,000 respondents in 35 countries, (including EU member-states, the UK, US, China, Japan, India and Canada) explored three key areas: definitions and causes, consequences and solutions.

Greeks appeared mostly informed about the causes and consequences of climate change, but have gaps when it comes to solutions. As in most EU countries, a large percentage of Greek respondents did not know that lowering speed limits on roads (80%) or that better insulation of buildings (57%) can also help combat climate change. 

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