China: How the people of China live with climate change and what communication can do

Abstract

Climate Asia is the world's largest study of people's everyday experience of climate change. The project surveyed 33,500 people across 7 Asian countries, including 5,062 households, and among these 223 opinion-formers, in 3 large areas of China. Nine community assessments were also conducted across the country.

Using both quantitative and qualitative research, a picture was built of how different groups of people in China live and deal with change. This includes their values, livelihoods, use of food, water and energy, family life, worries, what they watch and listen to, whom they trust the most, what they hope for in future, and the environmental changes they have noticed or deal with already.

This report (in English and Simplified Chinese) presents the findings from China.

Citation

Copsey, T.; Hoijtink, L.; Shi, X.; Whitehead, S. China: How the people of China live with climate change and what communication can do. BBC Media Action, London, UK 61 pp.

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