Nearly half of Europeans consider climate change as main global threat for EU

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Almost half of the Europeans sees climate change as the main future threat to residents of the European Union, according to a poll cited by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

“Almost every second European (49%) sees climate change as the main global challenge for the future of the EU,” the parliament said in a state-ment, citing a public opinion survey by Euro-barometer. As many as 91% out of the EU youth aged 15-24 are convinced that curbing climate change will boost their health and well-being.

In addition, 34% of respondents picked health as the global threat to the EU, and around 30% chose forced migration and displacement.

When asked about the most acute challenges for the EU itself, 36% Europeans mentioned social inequalities, 32% outlined unemployment, other 32 % climate-linked issues, and 31% named migration issues.

The survey was commissioned jointly by the European Parliament and the European Commission and was conducted between September 16 and Oc-tober 17 of last year with 26,530 respondents in all 27 EU states.—Agencies

 

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