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2024 elections: how much do voters care about climate?

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By illuminem briefings 🌎

· 2 min read


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🗞️ Driving the news: The year 2024 is crucial for global democracy, with around 4 billion people set to vote
Amidst various challenges, climate change has emerged as a top concern, influencing the political agenda and voter priorities
This shift in public perception is reshaping the political landscape, with increasing pressure on leaders to prioritize climate action

🔭 The context: 2023 was the hottest year on record, nearing the critical 1.5C threshold of the Paris Agreement
CO2 levels continue to rise, and we are close to exhausting our carbon budget

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The heightened awareness and concern over climate change among voters globally underscore the urgent need for political action and policy shifts
As the climate crisis intensifies, elections become pivotal platforms for advocating sustainable development and global stability, with a focus on environmental protection

⏭️ What's next: Political parties and candidates will face increasing pressure to address climate change and propose viable solutions

📈 One stat: 64% of respondents in the UNDP's 2021 Peoples' Climate Vote recognized climate change as a global emergency, indicating a significant shift in public opinion


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