Shifting ParadigmsPublic perceptions of economic policy in shaping the climate crisis
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to economic stability worldwide and yet research shows that the publics in Europe and the United States do not see green policy as essential to economic well-being.
The Open Society European Policy Institute and d|part research shows the disconnect between public perception of climate and structural changes to economies in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the reality.
The research shows why we must develop effective strategies to link people’s general awareness of climate change to how they evaluate both specific climate policies and structural economic change.
Data for this paper derives from the 2020 publication From Climate Change Awareness to Climate Crisis Action.
Shifting Paradigms: Public Perceptions of Economic Policy in Shaping the Climate Crisis (1.09 Mb pdf file)
Download the 36-page report.
From Climate Change Awareness to Climate Crisis Action
Large portions of the public in the United States and Europe still do not accept the urgency of the climate crisis, and only a minority believe it will impact them and their families severely over the next 15 years.
Freeing Ukraine’s Bountiful Food Supply
Ukraine’s grain helps feed the world. But Russia’s invasion has blocked their path to market, contributing to global famine.
EU Green Deal
The EU Must Think Globally on Carbon Import Tax
A proposed EU carbon import tax risks hurting poorer countries by stunting trade and slowing their green transition.