British public can’t grasp urgency to halt climate change:  The British public and funding groups still don’t perceive the extent of the urgency needed to tackle climate change.

According to a survey of 68 environmental organisations across the UK, a new report by the Garfield Weston Foundation, discovered nearly half of environmental charities say that their biggest challenge when it comes to solving important issues is the lack of public understanding.

Charities like the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Woodland Trust, Buglife and Hubbub, expressed that they are “struggling to communicate the sheer scale and complexity of the climate crisis” and almost 80% warned they are unable to raise the money they need to achieve the impact they desire to achieve.

Beccy Speight, RSPB CEO states: “We know that if we are too hard-hitting and the news is too bleak, then people switch off. What we haven’t done enough of yet is highlighting the positive solutions as well as the dangers. We need to get that balance right.

“The next eighteen months are pivotal. Covid-19 has given us an opportunity to raise awareness of climate change and nature. We need to highlight the value that tackling the carbon crisis and restoring habitats can bring, such as jobs and new opportunities in a more resilient and healthy economy.”

British public can’t grasp urgency to halt climate change

, , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post
Lull in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning
Next Post
Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

Related Posts

Jaguar to become ‘all-electric’ by 2025

Jaguar to become ‘all-electric’ by 2025: In an announcement today Jaguar Land Rover is set to become all electic by 2025. It was also revealed as part of the manufacturer’s new strategy that Land Rover will launch 6 new pure electric models by 2025 & five years later, every vehicle in its full range will…
Read More

NAO: Landfill tax increase to 700% set off fly tipping spike

NAO: Landfill tax increase to 700% set off fly tipping spike: A 700% rise in the landfill tax in the middle of 1998 & 2014 has spiked additional illegal disposal of waste. A current report by the National Audit Office (NAO) says that even though the change in the levy by HM Treasury brought about…
Read More
Menu

Subscribe to our newsletter!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

British Utilities will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.