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72% of people globally support fossil fuel phaseout - one European country opposes it

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🗞️ Driving the news: The biggest-ever public survey on climate change reveals that 72% of people globally support a rapid phaseout of fossil fuels
• However, Russia shows the least support, with only 16% in favor

🔭 The context: The People's Climate Vote, conducted by the UNDP and the University of Oxford, surveyed 77 countries, covering 87% of the world's population.
• It also highlighted that 80% of respondents want stronger climate action and 86% favor international cooperation on climate issues

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This overwhelming global consensus underscores the urgent need for transitioning to clean energy to mitigate climate change impacts, emphasizing a collective call for action despite geopolitical differences

⏭️ What's next: These survey results are expected to influence the next round of Paris Agreement commitments in 2025, urging policymakers to enhance their climate action plans and set more ambitious targets

💬 One quote: "These results are undeniable evidence that people everywhere support bold climate action," says Cassie Flynn, Global Director of Climate Change for UNDP

📈 One stat: In the EU, 77% of people support a quick transition away from fossil fuels

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