Magazine article Public Finance

Public Support Climate Change Cash Incentives

Magazine article Public Finance

Public Support Climate Change Cash Incentives

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A majority of people think local authorities should introduce financial incentives to help cut greenhouse gases, according to a poll carried out by the Local Government Association.

In a phone poll of 1,000 people, more than half of respondents said councils should introduce penalties for residents who did not act on climate change' and 64% said incentives should be introduced for those who did.

Over 70% said climate change was occurring as a result of human activity, with 76% believing councils had a major role to play in combating global warming.

The chair of the LGAs environment board, Paul Bettison, said councils were on the 'front line' in the fight against climate change.

'There is an immense amount of public willingness that can be harnessed to tackle this vitally important issue. It is only councils that have both the knowledge of a local area and a strong connection with households. …

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