Island Global Research (IGR) provided a summary report on Climate Change perceptions and views from the Island based on findings from a survey they carried out in November 2019. Insight and feedback from the report were used to inform the Climate Change Change Policy. The report is available in the downloads section.
IGR facilitated a workshop with officers from across the States of Guernsey and stakeholders from local organisations in December 2019 in order to pilot and give feedback on a further, in-depth independent survey on perceptions, barriers and behavioural changes to mitigate climate change that launched in January 2020.
The survey focused on heating and on-island travel, two of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, to understand the perceptions and barriers around changes to improve energy efficiency at home and to reduce emissions for on-island travel; what lifestyle changes people have made or would be willing to make in the future; and perceptions on recent behavioural changes to improve recycling rates and reduce waste. The survey results are available in the downloads section of this page and show how important action to mitigate climate change will be in the coming months and years.
"There was widespread agreement on the need for action on climate change. It was interesting to hear what measures people are already taking. It was also encouraging to hear how many people would be willing to change their behaviour in ways that would lead to reductions in carbon emissions." - Lindsay Jefferies, Managing Director of Island Global Research