Most Germans favor technical support for energy transition in Global South
Clean Energy Wire
A new survey highlighting one of the main topics at the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow shows that 91 percent of Germans are in favor of industrialised nations supporting developing countries in coping with the consequences of climate change. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the survey among more than 1,000 people found that 79 percent of respondents were in favor of industrialised countries providing technical support to developing nations in transitioning to renewable energy sources. Some 55 percent said countries in the Global South should receive financial support from the wealthier nations, while 50 percent said industrialised nations needed to reduce CO2 emissions much more in order to support the Global South.
“A majority of Germans believe that the climate crisis can only be made fair on a global basis,” said Christophe Mailliet, managing director of the Berlin-based Action for World Solidarity Organisation (ASW). “The climate crisis is caused by a world economic system that primarily exploits people and nature in the Global South -- for the profits of a few in the Global North and in the emerging countries.”