Germans say clear political regulation needed to achieve sustainable consumption
Most people in Germany say politicians are principally responsible for managing the shift towards sustainable consumption, according to a survey by the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv). The vzbv says responsibility for sustainable consumption was “often passed on to consumers”, who say the onus should be on policymakers to effect change through regulation. According to the survey conducted by forsa, 87 percent of respondents said policymakers carried the largest responsibility. Respondents said preventing climate change was the most important sustainability goal, followed by a secure and sustainable energy supply and better agricultural production.
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