Case Study: From Symbolism to Higher Ambitions with Presidential Pulling Power
Climate Change is now seen around the world as being so critical that it translates into votes.
According to US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, “in America in the last election Climate Change did translate into votes”.
After Trump was swept from power, Joe Biden entered the presidency with an enormously detailed plan for Climate Change.
Contrast this situation with October 2018 when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported nations must greatly increase efforts if the world is to avoid warming of 1.5 degrees.
In response, President Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement; creating a ripple as Australia’s leader downplayed Climate Change while staying in the Paris agreement.
Times change. With President Biden set to double America’s emissions reduction target, world leaders are recasting national commitments. Even Australia is back in to the fold, promising a new energy mix to meet global net zero carbon standards.
Beginning on Earth Day, April 22, Biden met 40 nations which collectively account for more than 80 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Elected representatives from national to regional and local authorities trust UNITE Social Analytics as a direct channel to understand the ‘will of the citizen’ in Climate Change. UNITE enables joined-up evaluation and prioritisation of issues with greatest impact on Air Quality in a community:
- Independent Report Card – gauge citizen attitudes to current progress and priorities they value
- Obstacles to Adoption – identify cultural impediments pointing to underlying social inequity
- Composite View – link communities with similar issues to better target compliance resources
UNITE breaks reliance on ‘filtered’ polling that is sponsored by interests who seek to disrupt policy and regulatory/technology settings.