NZers fear cost of climate change - survey - National - NZ Herald Mobile
The UMR Research poll done on behalf of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which represents some of the larger greenhouse gas emitters, found climate change rated ninth in order of importance out of a list of 10 common issues, such as cost of living, heath, education and employment.
However, 39 per cent saw climate change as a serious issue, up 3 per cent on a similar survey carried out last year.
* 26.8 per cent of people agreed New Zealand should reduce its emissions, even if it meant reducing the standard of living -- up from 23.4 per cent last year;
* 19.4 per cent agreed New Zealand should cut emissions even if it costs jobs -- up from 18.1 per cent;