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Feb 18, 2020

Public agree that climate change costs should be borne by biggest polluters

A survey by the Századvég Foundation found that 91 percent of respondents said the world’s biggest polluting companies and countries should be made to cover the costs of climate action.

A survey has found that an overwhelming majority of Hungarians say the costs of the fight against climate change should be borne by the world’s biggest polluters.

According to the survey by the Századvég Foundation, 91 percent of respondents said the world’s biggest polluting companies and countries should be made to cover the costs of climate action, with 77 percent saying the European Union should adopt a redistribution system to achieve this.

Altogether 60 percent of respondents blamed corporations and their violation of environmental regulations for the pollution responsible for climate change. In total, 83 percent of respondents expect the government to introduce stricter regulations for the biggest polluters.

Századvég conducted the survey with a sample of 1,000 adults.