Climate Insights Hub
A new “library of shared resources and a space for effective collaboration. By improving information sharing across the climate movement, we aim to improve coordination, capacity building, and campaign development in a way that helps us all.”
NEW: Net Zero, Fairness and climate politics
A timely update to CO’s segmentation and messaging guidance work, in collaboration with More In Common. Features messaging do’s and don’ts across a range of issues, including transport and home energy policies.
Earth Day 2022: Global Attitudes to Climate Change
A survey of “23,577 adults aged 16-74 in 31 countries found that climate change is a regular concern for half of people across a global country average.” See UK-specific charts here. But as Lucy Hubble-Rose suggested at an ECF event recently, shouldn’t we be measuring ‘agency’, rather than ‘concern’?
How bad do things have to get in Britain before we start to see solidarity emerge?
In the face of power wielding divisory tactics, “is the British public still capable of rediscovering the commonalities that could chart an eventual course of escape from our current misery?”
Immigration isn’t even a top ten issue for the public
The government is behaving as if immigration is a core public concern, including passing the “most draconian” anti-refugee bill. Are they aware of how people actually feel?
Working class voters support Net Zero – and campaigns suggesting the contrary are misconceived
Referencing a new report from Onward (see coverage here) that finds public opinion does not match what anti-net zero efforts and government energy policy suggest. A similar finding to above, so why is this happening...?
The Engagement Gap
Leaning on Hanlon’s razor, a possible answer to the above question: “The reason is simple: the opinions of the highly engaged, in particular, differ to the broad mass. Not just in content but form.” So how can we ensure the popular, common sense view is heard?
Analysis: How UK newspapers changed their minds about climate change
A fascinating, thorough overview of how public opinion on climate is being shaped by our mainstream media, and the ideologies behind efforts to foster division, confusion and delay.
Public Perceptions of the Cost of Living Scandal
Timely insight into what people think is driving the scandal (crisis), the impacts people are feeling now, and the solutions we should all be pursuing.
Challenging the “doctrine that people won’t change their behaviour to tackle the climate crisis…(which) props up power structures and protects high-emitters and elites.” Useful given the IPCC report’s upcoming inclusion of behaviour change (for the first time).
Monitoring the net zero referendum agenda
“In short, DO NOT GIVE THIS IDEA OXYGEN...they are trying (and arguably succeeding) to manufacture outrage about a referendum and then retrofit public support.”