68% of Sao Paulo residents say they are very concerned about climate change

68% of Sao Paulo residents say they are very concerned about climate change

68% of Sao Paulo residents say they are very concerned about climate change

68% of Sao Paulo residents say they are very concerned about climate change

Survey Viver em SP: Meio Ambiente reveals Sao Paulo residents’ perceptions of the biggest environmental problems and the consequences of climate change in the city

In its fourth edition, the Living in Survey SP: Environment Presents the perception of Sao Paulo’s population about various aspects related to the theme, such as the biggest environmental problems plaguing the city, their concern about climate change and the most effective measures to combat them.

The survey, conducted by Red Nosa Sao Paulo in partnership with IPEC Intelligence, also addressed the role of human action in exacerbating local environmental problems.

The data suggest that people in Sओo Paulo understand that human actions are a major cause of environmental problems and that they already have a negative impact on their quality of life, as confirmed by interviews. It is also worth noting that in Sao Paulo (86%) the city needs to coordinate municipal, state and federal policies to meet its environmental challenges. In the central part of the city the index reaches 93%.

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Environmental problems in the city of Sओo Paulo

Further with the 2021 data, air pollution, river pollution and floods are the most perceived environmental problems by the population. Of the nine items assessed, 57%, 57% and 42% mentioned them, respectively.

Analyzing the data by region, compared to the overall sample, it is noticed that air pollution is more perceived in Uttar Pradesh, river pollution is cited more in West and Madhya Pradesh, whereas flood is highlighted for a large proportion of its inhabitants. East Territories.

69% of people believe that S समस्याo Paulo’s environmental problems are caused by human actions, with up to 80% of people in the northern region of the general population believing that they are caused by human actions and natural changes.

Despite the decline in relation to 2021, 52% of Sao Paulo residents have suggested that the increase in heart disease is the main personal consequence of the city’s environmental problems. 44% of respondents also reported an increase in the incidence of diseases such as dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.

The effects of climate change

Which are responsible for fighting environmental problems

For Sao Paulo’s population, three areas of government are responsible for finding solutions to the city’s environmental problems – 88% appointed by the municipal government; The state government 87% and the federal government 85% participated in the survey. More than half of these companies and industries (69%) and the high-income population (53%) have a huge responsibility to find solutions to environmental problems.

In terms of environmental measures, 41% of respondents pointed out that cleaning rivers and streams was the most efficient measure, while 36% said that the government has carried out large-scale investigations and fines for discharging sewage into rivers and streams in Sao Paulo. .

Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya. Eighty-one per cent see the poorest population as the poorest population, with peripheral residents and those living on the streets at even greater risk.

Global warming and climate change

Climate change is also on the agenda of Sao Paulo residents, a topic of discussion around the world. सा Sao Paulo residents feel that climate change is having a major impact on their quality of life (the index reaches 79% in the center) and 68% of people say they are very concerned about this problem, an increase of 6 points compared to the previous survey.

Four out of ten residents in the capital of Sao Paulo understand that real problems are the result of environmental crises such as sudden changes in temperature, deforestation, floods and low humidity. 76% of people also say that Brazil has lost its international credibility in the fight against climate change and global warming.

4 out of 10 respondents pointed to actions related to forest and green area conservation as the most effective way to combat climate change, followed by tree planting (39%). At the same time, lack of economic resources and incentives to install renewable energy systems will be major obstacles to reducing the effects of global warming (42% and 41%) on the population.

Analyzing the data by city region, the main hurdle in the center was lack of good public transport system, lack of selective collection in the western zone and cited by most of the interviews in the northern zone. Encourage industries to create less polluting packaging.


The survey was conducted between 4 and 28 December 2021. There were 800 online and in-house interviews with structured questionnaires, and the audience was people over the age of 16 living in the city of S साo Paulo. The margin of error is more or less 3 percentage points. Viver em São Paulo: Meio Ambiente Historical series of research can be seen here Link

In EcoDebate, ISSN 2446-9394, 06/07/2022

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