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Africa: What World's Largest Climate Change Public Opinion Poll Says

A University of Oxford/UNDP initiative, the survey results span 50 countries, which cover more than half of the world’s population.

Instead of a traditional 30-second ad, gamers across the world were invited to participate in a climate change survey.7 billion user-strong gaming market and produce the world's largest climate change public opinion poll.They show that 64 percent of people view climate change as a global emergency, even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the results, 69 percent of these young people classify climate change as an emergency.

There was not much difference between age groups however, with 65 percent of respondents aged 18-35 holding that view, while 66 percent of people aged 36-59 and 58 percent of people over 60 stating that they too, believe that climate change is a global emergency.They are seeing flooding in southeast Asia and they are looking around and saying 'this is a real problem, we have to do something about this,' UNDP's Strategic Advisor on Climate Change and Head of Climate Promise, Cassie Flynn told a virtual press briefing.

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