This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by the International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) examined characteristics and beliefs associated with climate risk perceptions and preferences for climate policies.

An online survey was conducted between July 5 – Aug. 11, 2022.

Key findings include:

— The share of people who think that climate change will affect their lives tends to be higher in emerging market economies, many of which are more vulnerable to climate change.

— Up to 50% of respondents in some countries had neutral or no opinions about the need for policy action

— 60% of respondents in Colombia, Mexico, and the Philippines perceive the personal effects of climate change to be imminent.

— This is compared to 20% in The Netherlands and Norway.

Read more on the public perception of climate mitigation policies

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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