Ahead of Paris climate talks, Canadians say they’re willing to pay to reduce emissions

November 25, 2015 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute taken as the world’s leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris next week suggests that more than two-thirds of Canadians believe that climate change is a serious threat.

The poll also suggests that a majority of Canadians are prepared to make a personal sacrifice to do something about it: 63 per cent said they support Canada signing an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, even if it means a 10 per cent increase in their annual energy costs.

Though the Angus Reid poll suggests that Canadians think that the federal and provincial governments can come together with a common message to bring to Paris, Canadians do not think that much will come from the talks in the French capital.

When asked whether respondents were confident that the climate change conference would achieve broad international agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, 59 per cent said they were not very or not at all confident. Only in Quebec were a majority confident that an agreement would come out of the talks.

Read the full article HERE on CBC News.

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