September 22, 2020

72% of Spaniards would pay a tax to combat climate change

72% of Spaniards would pay an additional tax to combat climate change that was proportional to their income, according to a climate survey conducted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the European Union, the United States and China.

This percentage places Spain ahead of countries such as France (65%), Germany (66%), Holland and Belgium (64%), and Sweden (63%), although in all the countries of the community club the favorable citizens to this Tax exceeds 60%.

The most favorable European states for this measure are Greece and Romania (79%).

However, the comparison between the EU, China and the United States places the community club as the least committed, since only 70% of Europeans would be willing to pay this tax, compared to 71% of Americans and 92% of the Chinese.

Returning to national results, most Spaniards would be willing to support actions and policies to combat climate change even if they had an impact on their daily lives.

In particular, the survey concluded that 94% would be in favor of school programs on climate change, 70% would support the gradual ban on diesel vehicles and 62%, that of short-haul flights.

In addition, 63% of Spaniards would support an increase in the price of food and goods with a considerable carbon footprint, and 90%, the ban on single-use plastics.

As for the organization of cities, 87% of Spaniards would support the ban on vehicles with high levels of emissions in the center of the cities and 81%, the reduction of spaces dedicated to cars in the center.

In addition, 93% would be in favor of public transportation being free, 86% would support pedestrianizing the urban center and 78% reducing speed limits.


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