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European Investment Bank

2023-2024 EIB Climate Survey

Demand for a just transition

“The latest EIB Climate Survey underlines people’s profound awareness of climate change and their commitment to tackle it head on. They recognise that a successful transition to a climate-neutral world goes hand in hand with addressing social and economic inequalities at home and globally. At the European Investment Bank, we are fully committed to supporting a just transition that leaves no one behind. Solidarity and actionable measures are more important now than ever.”

Ambroise Fayolle


EIB survey finds that Maltese people demand a fair climate transition, both at home and for developing countries - Key Takeaways

  • The foremost challenges identified by Maltese respondents for their country include the escalating cost of living, coupled with pressing climate and environmental concerns.

  • Two-thirds of respondents belief that the transition to a climate-neutral economy is contingent upon addressing inequalities simultaneously.

  • Three-quarters of respondents advocate for the government to offer financial compensation to countries impacted by climate change, especially those countries that did not significantly contribute to the issue.

  • Ninety percent of respondents support the elimination of subsidies and tax breaks for the aviation sector and companies heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

  • Almost three-quarters of respondents express a willingness to accept an income-tax increase to support individuals with the lowest incomes in adapting to climate-related policies.

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