Nope for COP26?

A staggering 90% of Brits do not have a clue about what COP26 is

Pathway to COP26 report

Just a few days before the most anticipated UN climate summit in years begins, nearly nine out of ten Brits admit that they do not know what COP26 is.

A new survey by the energy company E.ON suggests almost 72% of people are unaware of the difference between the terms ‘net zero’ and ‘zero carbon’.

The study also shows nearly a quarter of Brits admit that they do not fully understand what the phrase ‘carbon footprint’ actually means.

Six-in-ten of 1,500 surveyed also say they want to take climate action but feel overwhelmed by the numbers and jargon or are deterred by the lack of information available on the topic.

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of E.ON UK, said: “We know great things can be achieved when we all do our bit. Together, across Europe, we’re responsible for reducing carbon emissions by more than 99 million tonnes a year.

“That’s the same as the amount of energy used by nearly 12 million homes in one year. Here in the UK, we’re already helping to make our customers’ homes, businesses and communities more sustainable, helping us all to take action for the climate, together.”

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