Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and populist anti-migrant rhetoric, climate change and the environment are top of the list of concerns of young people in the European Union. This is one of the main findings of this pan-European survey.
The poll – conducted by the renowned public opinion research agency IPSOS on behalf of the European Environmental Bureau and its partners in the Climate of Change project – canvassed people aged 15-35 in 23 European countries. It gauges young people’s understanding of and attitudes towards climate change, migration and the current economic model.
The survey paints a statistical portrait of a younger generation which, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, still place global warming and environmental degradation as their top priorities.
This confirms that young people in general share the worries and concerns of the activists in the youth climate movement.