New Zealanders open to doing more to tackle climate change

The vast majority of New Zealanders are open to doing more about climate change – as individuals and as a nation – according to new research commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

More than 80% of New Zealanders, including businesses, believe that climate change is happening. 88% of people want companies to do more, and 76% want the government to do more. Most people (79%) acknowledge they themselves could be doing more to act on climate change.

EECA commissioned the research from market insights agency TRA to understand how New Zealand businesses and individuals think about energy use and climate change.

“It’s heartening to see so many New Zealanders are already very much on board with the need to reduce our climate change emissions,” said EECA Chief Executive Andrew Caseley.

ECCA – TRA climate change research