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Report: European Perceptions of Climate Change – profiles for France, Germany, Norway and the UK – Climate Outreach

European countries must continue cooperating with each other on global issues like climate change, regardless of the recent referendum result in the UK. Brexit makes understanding different nations’ perceptions even more important. By understanding how different European countries perceive climate change, progress can be made towards addressing the issue.

How do the culture and politics of a country shape its citizens’ perceptions of climate change? Do different European nations vary in their support for different energy technologies? And how have extreme weather events influenced national views about climate change, as climate impacts start to bite? The European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC) project has been designed to answer precisely these kinds of questions.

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In the context of a crucial moment for European climate policy, this project addresses a significant knowledge gap with regard to European public engagement with climate change. While attitudes to climate change have been well documented in individual European countries, their designs have never been coordinated.

This two year project is being lead by Cardiff University, with an inter-disciplinary project team from Institut Symlog, University of Stuttgart, University of Bergen, and Climate Outreach. It is funded by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI).

The report takes each of the four countries involved and assesses them according to a set of criteria expected to have a major influence on public opinion with regards to climate change:

  • Cultural, historical & policy context

  • Key actors shaping public perceptions of energy and climate change

  • Key climate and energy-related events that have taken place

  • Anticipated consequences of climate change

  • Media reporting on energy and climate change

Insight from this report – combined with an ongoing process of stakeholder engagement with an international advisory panel – is being used to inform the centrepiece of the project, a survey of more than 4000 people split across the four nations. The survey will be carried out over the summer, with the results available by the end of 2016. The project team will also be producing recommendations for public engagement at the end of the project.

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Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate change


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http://www.ted.com Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.

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The Secrets of “The Climate Paradox”

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Published on Jul 29, 2015

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Directed & Written by: Max DeArmon, Missy Lahren & Theo Badashi

Produced by: Maximilian DeArmon

Narrated by: Dana Smirin

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Project manager: Maki Ferenc

Illustration and animation – Borsi Laszlo & Kassay Reka

Sound design – Laszlo Jozsef

Additional music by Audio Jungle

Based on “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming” by Per Espen Stoknes.

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Talk Africa: Charting Africa’s future

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Five strategies to shift public engagement

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