Presidential 2022: the French demand strong action on the environment from candidates according to the Odoxa-La Dépêche barometer

the essential Our Sustainable Development Barometer set up by Odoxa for SAP and La Dépêche du Midi, on the occasion of the opening of the COP 26 from Glasgow, measures what the French expect. They predict failure in Glasgow and demand from the presidential candidates strong action on the environment and sustainable development.

While the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP ), an Odoxa poll for SAP and La Dépêche du Midi shows both how worried and demanding the French are. Worried because there are 6 of to predict the failure of this COP 26. “Pessimism about the COP 24 is almost everywhere in the majority … except among young people ( 64 % from 18 – 24 years) who believe in it, ”says Gaël Sliman, president of Odoxa. The March for the Climate, launched by Greta Thunberg, among others, undoubtedly had something to do with it. Remains only for 8 French on 10, until now, the action of the international community to fight against global warming has failed.

End of the world and end of the month

“This perceived failure will weigh heavily on the campaign because 7 French people out of will make the environment a major issue in their vote for the presidential election. Women, higher socio-professional categories (CSP +), young people, and inhabitants of the western frontage of the territory will be the most numerous to make the environment an important issue in their vote. But this importance is not understood by the policies: for 6 French people on , environmental and sustainable development issues are insufficiently mentioned in the presidential campaign, ”explains Gaël Sliman.

Présidentielle 2022 : les Français exigent des candidats des actions fortes sur l’environnement selon le baromètre Odoxa-La Dépêche
Presidential 2022: the French demand strong action on the environment from candidates according to the Odoxa-La Dépêche barometer

“At a time when purchasing power is THE priority, the French no longer oppose the end of the world and the end of the month. For them, we must pursue bold environmental policies because for 6 French people on (55% in Occitanie) environmental policies are not incompatible with growth and employment ”, details our barometer, which underlines that the French are 9 on to say that they are both “concerned” and “ready to act” for the future of the planet, and are ready to take concrete action by changing their daily lives. 86% of French people thus ensure that they are careful to limit the environmental or societal impact of their way of life, 22% systematically (24% in Occitania). They limit their carbon footprint (60%), preserve biodiversity in their purchasing behavior (60%) often or even systematically ensure to buy local (69%), to favor recycled products (61%) and to take into account environmental labels (26%) or Nutriscore (55%).

Suffice to say that there is a strong expectation among the French to see what proposals the presidential candidates will make on the environment and sustainable development. 70% of Occitans and 69% of New Aquitans indicate that the environment will be an important issue in their vote.

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