Insight of the Week: People Want Governments to Lead at COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow Even More So Than They Did for COP21 in Paris

Across 18 countries, more than nine in ten people want their governments to support at least some action on climate change at the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit.

Nearly six in ten want their governments to take a leadership role to address climate change as quickly as possible. Support for leadership has grown substantially in 13 out of 18 countries tracked, including the three largest emitting countries China, India, and the USA.

This change in majority opinion is a strong call to action at COP26 ‒ for governments to push a bold agenda with ambitious targets to address climate change.

Data source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)