Why we did this study
Climate change is placing people’s health at increasing risk. Urgent action is required by national and local government to address these risks and secure a healthy future for the UK population. In democratic societies, such action needs to be aligned with public concerns and priorities. However, little is known about these concerns and priorities. Our study begins to fill this gap.
What we did
We conducted UK-wider quantitative surveys of adults aged 18 and over, and a qualitative study of those aged 16 and over living in England.
The project timeline (April 2020-March 2022) meant that the sequencing of the quantitative surveys could take account of potential impacts on public perceptions on health and climate change of the COVID-19 epidemic and the associated restrictions on everyday life as well as the UK’s hosting of the global forum on climate change, COP26. The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was held in Glasgow in November 2021.
|Funder:||NIHR Public Health Policy Research Unit|
|Start Date:||April 2020|
|End Date:||March 2022|
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