80% of Iranians are concerned about climate change

There were some, not entirely discouraging, signs of Middle East nation’s attitudes to climate change at the UN talks in Doha.

Outside the Arab world however, it is less clear. Iran is the world’s eighth largest emitter of greenhouse gases ahead of the United Kingdom, Mexico and South Korea but very little is known about its attitude to reducing its emissions.

A UAE-based market research firm Conovi, which focuses on Iran has released the results of a survey on the nation’s attitudes to climate change.

With 80% saying they were concerned about climate change, Iranians demonstrate a similar level of concern as Americans (77%) and Chinese (78%).

The headline results also show that only 11% believe that man-made changes are already having an effect on the climate. Despite this 70% said they are making efforts to reduce their impact on the environment.

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