Stockholm – Citizens of emerging countries such as India and China are more supportive of global cooperation to manage global risks than citizens in wealthier countries, a ComRes survey reveals ahead of the 12th annual G20 meeting of global leaders in Hamburg, Germany.
The summit, to be held July 7-8, brings together the world’s 20 biggest economies representing 85 per cent of global GDP and is the first such international gathering since President Trump’s widely criticised pull-out from the Paris Agreement on climate change last month. It includes leaders of China and India, both strong supporters of the UN process to address global warming.
The ComRes survey was commissioned by the Stockholm-based Global Challenges Foundation, an organisation devoted to deepening understanding of global risks including climate change and conflict. The research of more than 8,000 adults across eight of the G20 countries found that:
Mats Andersson, Vice Chairman of the Global Challenges Foundation said:
“Citizens in the emerging world are clearly yearning for greater global cooperation to tackle some of the biggest risks facing the planet. They are the ones who experience these risks first hand, whether it’s the impact of climate change, pandemics or violent conflict. It should therefore come as no surprise that people in the emerging world want to see more international action to tackle these catastrophic risks.
“The G20 has been a step in the right direction in terms of bringing major emerging powers into the international decision-making process. However, the world ultimately needs more representative global governance if we are to forge the truly global solutions we need to global risks that threaten all of humanity.”
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Founded in 2012 by the Swedish investor and author Laszlo Szombatfalvy, the Global Challenges Foundation aims to incite deeper understanding of the most pressing global risks to humanity - and to catalyse new ways of tackling them. The foundation is attending the F20 Meeting of foundations and philanthropic organisations in Hamburg in parallel to the G20 summit. More information can be found at: http://www.globalchallenges.org/
An online survey of 8,101 adults aged between 18 and 64 was conducted across: Australia (1,000), Brazil (1,018), China (1,031), Germany (1,001), India (1,013), South Africa (1,038), the United Kingdom (1,000) and the United States (1,000) between 27 April and 10 May 2017. The data were weighted to be nationally representative of the population in each country by age, gender and region. Full data tables are available at www.comresglobal.com