December 14, 2009

Australians' attitude to COP15

Essential Research has come out with the latest polling on Australians’ attitudes to Copenhagen.

Unsurprisingly, it reveals that Australians, by and large, recognise the importance of the negotiations in Copenhagen. Even Coalition voters consider it important (59%), according to the cross tabs.

With the “hackergate”/”climategate” frenzy still trying to stymie a meaningful agreement in Australia, this is a message to Rudd and Wong that they should be working especially hard to get an agreement close to 25% reductions in carbon emissions (or preferably more).

Unfortunately, most Australians also believe that an agreement on a global approach to climate change won’t be reached (74%). Let’s hope our political leaders exceed expectations

(Source: Essential Media – click on Dec 14)

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