Community awareness


In 2018, the Government commissioned the University of Canberra to undertake a survey on community resilience to the impacts of climate change. 2,671 adults living in the ACT region (including Queanbeyan and Googong) completed the survey.

Key survey findings:

This survey will be repeated every five years to better understand the resilience of ACT residents to the changing climate.

For further information on the survey data and findings contact climatechange@act.gov.au.

Previous survey findings

The 2018 survey built upon previous surveys in 2013 and 2016. The 2013 and 2016 surveys sought to understand the community's views and understanding of climate change in the ACT. Questions in these earlier surveys were the same, except for a new question about electric vehicles; this enabled comparison between the surveys.

Highlights of the 2016 survey include:

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.