Climate of the nation 2022
Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
PublisherEnergy transition Decarbonisation Energy industries Climate change Climate change mitigation Renewable energy Public opinion Australia
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The Australia Institute’s annual Climate of the nation report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, Climate of the nation 2022 includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including quantitative polling and qualitative focus group studies.
The report shows that concern about climate change remains at an all-time high and there is broad support for a range of decarbonisation policies and climate actions.
- 75% are concerned about climate change, with the number of those 'very concerned' continuing to increase year on year.
- 83% of Australians are concerned climate change will result in droughts and flooding affecting crop production and food supply
- 83% are concerned climate change will result in more bushfires
- 80% agree that climate impacts should be considered by the Environment Minister when approving future fossil fuel projects (or a ‘climate trigger’)
- 61% support a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry, just one-fifth (19%) oppose. Support for a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry is broad, with majority support across age, state, gender and voting intention demographics
The Australia Institute 2022. Reproduced with permission
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3 Nov 2022