Insight of the Week: Strong Public Support for Government Action to Protect Nature, Even if it Restricts Business Activity

Out of the 27 countries surveyed an overwhelming percentage (up to 92%) want governments to take stronger action to protect nature, even if it means restricting business activities. On World Conservation Day it is important to highlight the public’s desire for governments to act now.

This is especially the case in developing countries with those in Kenya, Mexico and Vietnam agreeing the most that governments should take strong action. People in Japan agree the least (although still over 50%).

Data source: GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey of 700 experts representing business, government, NGOs, and academia across 72 countries.