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The Australian public’s concern about climate change is increasing again

on Wednesday, 04 June 2014.

The ABC reports http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/06/04/4018585.htm that Australians are more concerned about climate change than they were last year, according to the latest Lowy Poll. For the last eight years the Lowy Institute Poll has asked people whether they agreed with the statement, “Global warming is a serious and pressing problem. We should begin taking steps now even if this involves significant costs.” When the poll started back in 2006, 68% of people agreed with the statement, but this dropped to a low of 36% by 2012 as climate science was questioned and economic concerns took over. But since then it has been slowly rising to 40% in 2013 and 45% in 2014 and you can be sure that the Government will be watching the trend with interest. Businesses too should be aware that the renewed interest in climate change amongst Australians will have ramifications for setting corporate policies and stakeholder engagement, and CCR can advise on the best course of action to take.