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European citizens regard climate change as a serious problem
Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy goals of the European Union

The EU Commission has published two new “Eurobarometer” opinion polls on energy and climate change on 11th of September. These were published in the context of a broader communication ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

The EU Commission describes its role in the fight against climate change and the progress Europe made in the last years. The importance of properly implementing the energy and climate legislation is highlighted. The Commission’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 is reiterated. The ambitious plans of the incoming von der Leyen Commission are mentioned shortly as well.

In the Eurobarometer on climate change, 93 % of the European Citizens believe that climate change is a “serious problem” and 92 % of Europeans agree to the target of climate neutrality in 2050. In the Eurobarometer on Energy 72 % of Europeans feels that reducing energy imports will have a positive impact on the economy and 92 % believe that EU must secure access to energy for all EU citizens.

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