Opinion Survey on Cancun Climate Talks: Finding 5

  • A top-down approach as envisaged in a global climate deal might not offer a solution to surpass such hurdles (both at international and national level) unless there is a climate-movement at the ground level.

Mass awareness on climate change issues is the need of the hour to create acceptance, demand and ‘urgency’ to act. The survey brings out that a climate-movement at the ground level is needed to put pressure on politicians. This would ensure action on the climate agenda and dilute resistance considerably.

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