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Klimatsmart: en enkätstudie i Umeå
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Climate smart – a questionnaire study in Umeå

Climate smart is an expression often used in the media and has become an ordinary topic for discussion. This report handles the following questions: What does it mean to be climate smart? Which climate smart advice has an effect on a larger scale and are there smaller changes that people can make in their everyday life to live in a more climate smart manner? How much does the public know about being climate smart? How climate smart do people live now and do they want more information about doing so? The report is based on literature studies and a quantitative questionnaire study done in Umeå, Sweden, where 600 people participated.There are many small changes one can make in daily life to reduce one’s negative effects on the climate. For example, riding a bike instead of driving a car, lower household temperatures by 1 degree and buy locally produced food. The survey shows that people live relatively climate smart. For example: 76 % know what it means to be being climate smart; 80 % walk or take their bike when traveling less then 5 kilometers; 62 % try to drive environmentally-friendly; when people travel far they prefer to travel by plane rather than train; 94% try to use as little energy as possible; and 90% sort their garbage. Most people do not want more information about being climate smart. An important conclusion from this project is that the knowledge of being climate smart is well established among the public.

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2008. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
climate, climate change, carbon dioxide, global warming
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33084OAI: diva2:310017

Available from: 2010-04-12 Created: 2010-04-12 Last updated: 2010-04-12Bibliographically approved

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