Older adults more likely to embrace environmental actions with low costs

15 May 2024

Lianhe Zaobao, 15 May 2024, 调研报告:若开销不大 年长者更愿采取环保行动
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The National University of Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment jointly released a survey report on Singaporeans' understanding of net-zero emissions.
The survey, conducted between August and September last year, gathered responses from 2,304 Singaporeans aged 15 and above to assess their perspectives on national policies, personal habits, future plans, values, and environmental protection issues.
While 65% of respondents support Singapore's aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and 17% advocate for an even earlier target, only 15% are aware of the government's commitment for 2050.
The report evaluates the inclination towards environmental action across age groups on a scale from one (lowest) to four (highest). Results indicate that individuals aged 55 and above are more inclined than those aged 34 and below to adopt low-cost environmental measures, such as reducing plastic usage and optimising indoor air-conditioning settings.