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Press release on Economy | Consumption

Despite financial crisis: German public demands more climate protection

A representative survey polling 2008 people which the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) carried out in Spring 2010 revealed that nearly two-thirds of those surveyed (62 percent) believe that the state should do more to protect the environment. 61 percent are in favour of Germany assuming a pioneering role in international climate protection policy. 85 percent agreed with the statement: “We need a resolute switch to renewable energies“. About three-quarters expect achievement of the environmental policy goal to increase energy efficiency through greater involvement of the state, e.g. cutting ecologically harmful subsidisation policies. “The survey refutes concerns that the financial crisis might have caused environmental protection to lose importance in the eyes of the German people,” said UBA President Jochen Flasbarth. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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