By Chris Mooney, The Guardian UK – There’s an emerging sense that climate change is becoming less of a pressing issue in the public sphere.
In particular, there’s a growing sense that politicians are moving away from the focus on the issue in their election campaigns, and instead focus on other issues.
A new survey by the Campaign for Real Governance and Global Justice (CRGJ) suggests that’s not entirely true.
The CRGJ’s latest Global Governance Index showed that the level of attention on climate change has remained relatively stable for the last year.
The index has been tracked since 2009 and is now conducted every five years.
The 2016 report showed that climate policy is the top issue for voters and the most frequently discussed.
However, it found that public concern about climate change fell to a record low in 2016.
“Global governance has become more of a topic of debate in recent years, but not in a meaningful way,” said Andrew Gillett, co-author of the report and a former UN climate chief.
“It has not been the focus of much of the political debate.
This year, it was largely seen as a side issue in this year’s general election.
But it seems to have been the one issue on which we saw a significant drop in public interest over the last five years.”
This may be partly down to the fact that the 2016 election was the first to see a number of candidates running on a range of issues, including on climate and energy.
The focus on energy has led to a lot of media attention on the subject.
The most recent national energy policy review, the Climate Action Plan, has called for the use of renewable energy, including wind and solar power.
But there has been little focus on tackling climate change.
“This year, the focus was on energy,” said Mr Gilleott.
“And, although it’s not a major issue, it’s an important one.”
A new report by CRGj has found that the public is now more interested in climate change policy issues than in issues relating to energy.
For example, they are more interested about the need for the development of energy efficient technology, while more than half say they’re concerned about the cost of electricity.
This is the first time that the CRG has published a Global Governances Index since 2009, and it shows that global interest in climate policy issues has fallen sharply since 2008.
The decline may be a result of the rising prominence of climate change as an issue in recent months, said Gillet.
“We are seeing a big decline in the global public’s attention on this issue,” he said.
“But we don’t have an exact answer yet.”
A growing number of politicians have moved away from focusing on climate policy and are now focussing on other topics.
In fact, more than one-third of the candidates in the 2016 elections were backed by a group of environmental and progressive organisations.
They include the environmental justice group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the environmental rights group People’s Climate March, the group Friends of the Earth, and the group Earth First!
People for a Sustainable Future (EFF).
These organisations are now campaigning for more funding for environmental groups and a stronger role for the Greens in the UK Parliament.
“The number of environmental organisations campaigning for climate action and policy has grown dramatically,” said Gilles, who is also a member of the CRGMJ’s executive committee.
“A number of the environmental organisations have seen their membership grow in the last 10 years, and they have a lot more influence in the policy debate than they did 10 years ago.
It’s an interesting trend that is happening.”
One of the reasons for this is that the focus has shifted from climate policy to issues such as the NHS, immigration, and public safety, said Mr Glees.
“There’s a shift in the focus to the NHS in particular,” he explained.
“I think a lot has been said about the NHS and the public services.
The problem is that in some ways, the NHS has been underfunded in recent times.
And so, there are more people wanting to focus on these other areas. “
That is why the public are very concerned about what’s going on in the NHS.
And so, there are more people wanting to focus on these other areas.
There is also an increase in people asking questions about the role of the NHS.”
A focus on environmental issues has been a growing concern for environmental activists, said Ms Gilletta.
“People are increasingly interested in environmental issues and wanting to do more to combat climate change,” she said.
She explained that a growing number have become interested in politics because of the climate crisis.
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What they want is a change of government, but the government has been failing them for too long.”
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