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Christchurch survey supports greater effort on climate change

People believe that everyone needs to do more to tackle climate change, a new survey shows.

Of the 2724 people who responded to the Christchurch City Council’s May online survey on climate change, nearly 80 per cent view the issue as “extremely important”.

Christchurch residents are also being asked to have their say on setting a city wide greenhouse gas emissions target as part of the Council’s commitment to delivering a climate change strategy.

In the May survey, most people believe everyone should be doing more to address climate change.

Most people (77 per cent) feel that New Zealand businesses are not doing enough to address the issue.

Most respondents also believe that Central Government (68 per cent) and the Council (61 per cent) need to do more to deal with climate change.

View the full survey results