According to BIT’s representative survey of 1,000 people in the UK, nearly 9 in 10 find it difficult to make greener choices due to cost, inconvenience or lack of knowledge about their options. says too much.
This was despite the same number saying they wanted to make more sustainable choices.
The report from the BIT is intended to serve as a “blueprint for building and achieving a net-zero society” for government policymakers, Park said.
Among the most supported proposals were eco-labels for items such as groceries, clothing, pensions, airlines and shops, supported by 83% of those surveyed.
Nearly 80% also support tying stamp duty to energy efficiency levels, which could be reimbursed 18 months after purchase if retrofitted.
Lower VAT on unpopular electric vehicles
The least supported policy proposals included lowering the VAT on new electric vehicles to 10% and funding new petrol and diesel models with a tax increase of 25%, although only a few respondents 45% supported.
The government has repeatedly refuted calls to encourage people to change their behavior and be more environmentally conscious, such as eating less meat and flying less.
Park argued that politicians may not understand how much the public wants change.
he said: In fact, a little political space is being opened up to make sure the public is a little ahead of politicians on these issues. ”