Public gives Conditional Support for Turkey to take on Responsibility in the Struggle against Climate Change

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According to EDAM’s public opinion survey on climate change policy in advance of the year end’s Paris COP meeting, there is a significant but minority support for Turkey to take on more responsibility to combat climate change on a conditional basis. Around 34% of the participants stated their support for the country to adopt greenouse gas (GHG)  mitigation policies if either developed countries or other developing countries also decide to reduce their emissions. A further 17% stated their support for Turkey to reduce its emissions independently of the actions of other countries. On the other hand, around 21% of the participants stated that they don’t view climate change as Turkey’s problem and there is no need to reduce the GHG emissions in the country. Another important finding from the survey is that around 28% of the participants either had no opinion on the matter or refused to give an answer. The survey also finds interesting correlations between policy choice on climate change and the political party affiliations and age groups of the participants.

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