New Report Shows Shifting Mindsets In London
Climate change is the large-scale, long-term shift that we are seeing in the planet's weather patterns and average temperatures, and it has been driven by human activity that has released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published their report on reaching the 1.5°C aspiration set out in the Paris Agreement; that report highlighted for the first time the significant increase in damage to health, the environment and the economy of holding global temperatures below 2°C, instead of below 1.5°C.
Polling by London Councils in October 2020 showed that Londoners are concerned about, impacted by and motivated to take action on climate change:
* 82% of Londoners are concerned about climate change, with 40% describing themselves as very concerned
* 57% of Londoners say their level of concern about climate change has increased in the last 12 months
* 87% of Londoners are motivated to help prevent climate change
* 59% of Londoners said climate change affects their decision making