Climate of the Nation 2018 wrap


The annual Climate of the Nation report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade.

This is the first Climate of the Nation report produced by The Australia Institute, after being produced for a decade by the Climate Institute.

Key findings

> 73% of Australians are concerned about climate change, up from 66% in 2017

> 70% agree that the Government needs to implement a plan to ensure the orderly closure of old coal plants and their replacement with clean energy

> 67% of Australians want to end coal-fired power within the next 20 years

> 52% of Australians blame privatisation of electricity generation and supply for increasing electricity prices

Report launch

Press Conference video in full | Parliament House – Ben Oquist & Dr. John Hewson

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