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UNEP Releases Climate Change Survey Results

HSBC Climate Partnership 27 November 2008: A new survey, in line with an earlier poll of youth carried out by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as a part of UNite to Combat Climate Change campaign, suggests that the environment remains a concern despite the financial downturn.

Conducted by the HSBC Climate Partnership, the poll of 12,000 people

from 12 countries including the US, China and Brazil, shows that: 43%

of respondents think climate change is a bigger problem than the

economy; 75% or respondents want their countries to reduce greenhouse

gas emissions at least as much as other countries; and 55% of

respondents want their governments to invest in renewable energy. [UNEP Press Release]