Call for big business to do more to help consumers tackle climate change

Results of a new survey from Public Health Wales, in which participants were asked if they agreed or disagreed with statements about climate change and sustainability, have revealed that 90 per cent of people in Wales would like to see big businesses do more to help them do more for the environment. 36 per cent agreed while 54 per cent strongly agreed with the statement ‘Big businesses such as supermarkets need to do more to help people change their behaviour’.

1007 panel members responded The Time to Talk public health survey conducted in February and March 2023 which asked Welsh residents their views on a range of health-related subjects.

Concern about climate change among people in Wales is high. The survey revealed that 81 per cent of people were very concerned (40 per cent) or fairly concerned (41 per cent) about climate change. Moreover, when asked about their role in tackling climate change 72 per cent of people agreed (51 per cent) or strongly agreed (21 per cent) that ‘It is my responsibility to do something about climate change’.

The survey also showed that the lack of consensus around climate change causes uncertainty with 45 per cent of participants agreeing with the statement ‘There is so much conflicting information about climate change it is difficult to know what to believe’.

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