The research presents the results of the first nationwide opinion poll on public awareness about climate change in Georgia, conducted as part of the EU-funded EU4Climate programme that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implements in the six Eastern Partnership countries. The survey was carried out by the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus in August-September 2020, based on face-to-face interviews with 1,100 people from all regions.
The key findings of the report show that almost all Georgians (98%) have heard of climate change, and the vast majority of the population (72%) see it as a direct and immediate threat to their lives and livelihoods. But while a large share agrees that reducing the risks will require each individual to adopt a “greener” lifestyle, only a few are taking action. At the same time, Georgians put climate change in third place among different threats facing humanity – after poverty and infectious diseases.