A Eurobarometer survey has found that Maltese people are one of the most concerned about climate change in Europe.
Apparently, 33% of Maltese citizens believe that climate change is the single most serious problem that is facing the world. This marks a 20% increase when compared to two years ago, and is the third-highest rate in the European Union, behind Sweden (50%) and Denmark (47%) (and ending up in a tie with Finland).
92% of Maltese people also said they thought climate change is a serious problem at the moment.
This is a 13% increase when compared to 2017, putting Malta at the top of the chart of countries thinking that climate change is a serious problem.
The second most concerned country, Czechia, recorded a rate of 71%, a whole 20% behind Malta.
It was also seen that 64% of Maltese people believed that the national government was responsible for tackling climate change. When it came to environmental groups being responsible, only 45% believed so.
Eurobarometer also found other interesting points regarding Maltese and climate change.
Among these observations was that Eighty-two per cent of Maltese agreed that reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU would improve energy efficiency and benefit the EU economically.
It was also found that 88% of the population took personal action in the past months to try an mitigate climate change. Such actions included reducing their waste and regularly separate it for recycling and trying to cut down on their consumption of disposable items whenever possible.