Young people in Europe and Greece are calling for a change in environmental policy

Young people seem to have gotten the message of the pandemic, as for young people at European level, climate change and issues such as droughts, floods, fires, and environmental degradation are the most serious problems in the world. their peers in Greece ranks third behind the economy and poverty.

For Greek youth, however, it is important for politicians to prioritize tackling climate change and climate migration by expressing political intent in this context (75%), with 67% saying they would or have participated in a demonstration. on these issues.

72% believe that the absence of measures against the environmental crisis and climate change in government plans is bad for the economy, they are negative about the current economic model, 75% believe that our consumer habits are not sustainable and eight out of ten (81 %) consider that the economy in Greece serves the interests of the rich and powerful.

The above are the main research findings conducted in 23 EU countries. on the attitude of young people aged 15-35 towards climate change and migration presented by ActionAid as part of the European Commission’s “No to Climate Change, Yes to Climate Change” campaign (# Climate of Change), funded by the European Commission with to raise awareness of the complex relationship between climate change and migration and to create a youth movement for climate justice.

In a survey conducted last November by Ipsos on a representative sample of young people aged 15 to 35, a total of 22,377 interviews were taken – 1,030 in Greece.

The term “climate migration” may be familiar in Europe, as 33% of young people in Europe and 23% in Greece have heard enough about it and 13% believe that the movement of large populations is among the most important issues However, more than half of Greek youth (55%) agree that climate migrants should have the same legal protection as those who migrate for war or persecution.

The organization calls for measures to reduce global warming to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

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