Finally, on addressing high energy prices, Romanians think that in the short term the government should cap or regulate the price of gas, oil and coal (39%), or reduce energy-related taxes (31%). Other measures are less popular, such as encouraging energy saving through public campaigns (17%).
The EIB’s Vice-President Christian Kettel Thomsen stated: “Ahead of the COP27 climate conference, the results of the EIB’s 2022 climate survey show that Romanians are highly conscious of the need to drastically reduce energy consumption, as it reduces air and water pollution and conserves natural resources, which in turn creates a healthier living environment for people. At the EIB, we have been supporting a thermal rehabilitation programme to improve energy efficiency in residential buildings in Bucharest sectors for many years, and we have recently approved a programme to extend this support to other municipalities across Romania. We stand ready to use our full range of advisory and financial instruments to support Romania in a just green energy transition that leaves no one behind.”
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
Since 2019, the EIB has accelerated its transformation into a climate bank by committing to devoting at least 50% of its funding from 2025 to investments that contribute to the fight against climate change and the mitigation of its effects.
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