8 December 2021

Public knowledge and support for offsetting and removals in the UK

BeZero

Stack Data Strategy

3 min

BeZero Carbon partnered with Stack Data Strategy to survey 1,500 respondents in the week following COP26, ending on 15th November 2021. This survey sought to uncover the public’s knowledge, trust and support for carbon offsetting and carbon removals in the United Kingdom. 

The survey finds that:

  • The vast majority of people are in favour of both government and businesses investing in carbon removal.

  • There is a certain amount of indecision and mistrust in carbon offsetting.

  • Young people are the least aware of what offsetting is, despite their relatively high concern about climate change.

  • Low income households are the least supportive of actions to invest in carbon offsetting.

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