Eight out of ten French people are worried about climate change, according to an “eco-anxiety” report from the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).
Published on Wednesday, the “2023 Report on the State of France” shows that all age groups share this concern, with no major difference between those under 35 and older people.
However, he noted a gap in concern between men and women. Some 86 percent of women, compared to 74 percent of men, say they are concerned about climate change.
In the face of eco-anxiety, the report finds that a large majority – 80 percent – of people want to minimize their personal impact on the environment.
Circular economy efforts are considered the most useful habits to help the planet. First there was recycling, then buying second-hand goods, then thinking about general consumption, such as reducing your heating during the winter.
However, 37% of French people say they do not have the financial means necessary to adopt more environmentally friendly behavior, such as buying an electric car rather than a gasoline model.
The CESE report is produced annually with the aim of establishing a diagnosis of the economic, social and environmental situation in France.
It is driven by civil society and aims to inform and influence public policies.
(with press wires)