Ecological Barometer

The first edition of the Ecological Transformation Barometer was conducted by Veolia in partnership with the research and consulting firm Elabe, using a sample covering more than half the world's population.  The Barometer takes in 25 countries on 5 continents covering a sample of more than half the human population. The countries were chosen for their demographic weight and their relevance: countries on the front line of the effects of climate change, but also countries that are pioneers in ecological policies. The scope of this Barometer allows us to assess the global and local level of acceptability of existing ecological solutions and to discover the brakes and levers that accompany the implementation of these solutions. An informative study that will help us to advance the debate and better understand how to achieve ecological transformation.

IPCC reports, investment plans, climate strategies, the Green New Deal, the COP: the ecological debate is now in full swing, public opinion is aware of the ongoing climate crisis and the reality of climate change is no longer a matter of debate.

89 %

of the world’s population is convinced that
the climate change is happening.

Feeling of vulnerability

65 %

of the world’s inhabitants express a
feeling of ecological and climate



Inaction will cost more than action

66 %

of the worlds population are convinced that inaction will cost more than action, the costs of the consequences of climate change and pollution will be greater than the investments needed for ecologicaltransformation.

Is there a common future project?

62 %

of the world's population find it hard to imagine what daily life could be like if we achieve ecological transformation.

We need to change the way we live

55 %

are convinced that we have the future in our hands. This large majority believes in
collective action to reduce and invent. We need to change the way we live: live more reasonably AND
put in place the technologies to compensate and reduce the consequences of pollution and climate change.