Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change

Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change: Almost two-thirds of Brits are willing to give up part of their pay to tackle climate change.

Cable giant Nexans has found in recent research, which surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would or would not be willing to take a financial hit to help save the environment – to help drive down emissions and avoid rising temperatures, 65.8% of UK respondents said they would be willing to donate part of their salary.

79% of 16 to 24-year olds said they are prepared to donate as much as 10% of their salary and as many as 56.5% of workers are prepared to donate up to 5% of their income.

London seemed to be the most generous part of the country, with 73.3% prepared to donate part of their salary, while with Northerners only 62.3% were willing to do the same.

Fighting climate change has become more of a priority since the coronavirus pandemic 29% of people believed, the survey revealed– among people aged between 16 and 24, this figure rises to 35.1%.

CEO of Nexans, Christopher Guérin says: “Electrification raises a number of challenges and paradoxes that must be overcome. And it will only happen with the direct involvement of the populations concerned.

“These surveys provide a better understanding of the level of information and disinformation in public opinion as well as their level of acceptability of these lifestyle changes.”

Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change

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