Finally, on addressing high energy prices, 42% of Germans think that in the short term the government should reduce energy-related taxes, whereas 30% of Germans would rather cap or regulate the prices of gas, oil and coal.
EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle said: “Ahead of the COP27 climate conference, the results of the EIB 2022 Climate Survey show that Germans believe that accelerating renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures should be the priority in fighting the global energy and climate crisis. At the EIB we have been supporting clean energy investments for many years, for example by financing energy-efficient, affordable housing, or innovative charging and energy management systems for electric vehicles. We stand ready to use our full range of advisory and financial instruments to support Germany in a just green energy transition that leaves no one behind.”
Download the Excel spreadsheet with the raw data for all 30 countries surveyed here. Please click here to access an EIB web page presenting the key findings of the EIB Climate Survey IV.
About the EIB Climate Survey
The EIB has launched the fifth edition of the EIB Climate Survey, a thorough assessment of how people feel about climate change. Conducted in partnership with the market research firm BVA, the fifth edition of the EIB Climate Survey aims to inform the broader debate on attitudes and expectations in terms of climate action. More than 28 000 respondents participated in the survey in August 2022, with a representative panel of people aged 15 and above for each of the 30 countries polled.
About the European Investment Bank
The EIB is active in around 160 countries and is the world’s largest multilateral lender for climate action projects. The EIB Group has recently adopted its Climate Bank Roadmap to deliver on its ambitious agenda to support €1 trillion of climate action and environmental sustainability investments in the decade to 2030, and to dedicate more than 50% of EIB funding to climate action and environmental sustainability by 2025. As part of the roadmap, all new EIB Group operations have been aligned with the goals and principles of the Paris Agreement since the start of 2021.
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