Peoples' Climate Vote 2024

Peoples' Climate Vote 2024

Peoples' Climate Vote 2024 is the world's largest standalone public opinion survey on climate change.

More than 73,000 people speaking 87 different languages across 77 countries participated in the survey, which was conducted for UNDP by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and GeoPoll. The results are representative of 87 percent of the world's population.

The survey aimed to find out exactly how people are experiencing climate change in their day-to-day lives. The 15 questions were designed specifically so that they could be easily understood across different education levels and cultural backgrounds. They focused on people’s personal experiences with the impacts of climate change, what they would like the world to do about it, and how much further or faster they want leaders to go in responding to it.

Climate Action Explained

Climate Action Explained

Alarming news about the impacts of climate change have become a daily reality. Many people now think it is too late to do anything about it. But we are here to tell you that progress is possible. We can still win this fight.

Our Climate Action Explained video series takes you on a journey around the world to see how people in 12 different countries are working for a safer, greener future for all.

Masterfully introduced by UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the four episodes show us how we can adapt to the impacts of climate change, restore our beautiful forests, power our communities with sustainable energy and enable young people to drive climate action around the world.

The Climate Dictionary

The Climate Dictionary

Climate change is the defining issue of our times. Every day, more and more people are getting involved in climate action.

Veterans in the field are already familiar with the many terms and concepts related to climate change. But if you are new to the discussion, it can be quite challenging to grasp everything at once.

That’s why we prepared The Climate Dictionary - an everyday guide to climate change terms and concepts. If you’re struggling to keep up with the climate conversation, this is for you.

It's now available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, and in pocketbook format.

Dear World Leaders

Dear World Leaders

Dear World Leaders is an initiative by the UN Development Programme to mobilize citizens and push for action on climate change.

Launched at COP26 in November 2021, it gives a platform to people all over the world, who can post video messages telling decision makers how climate change is affecting them, and what's at stake. They're messages of anxiety, anger, frustration and fear, but also messages of hope, and most importantly calls for action.

Climate change has the potential to irreversibly change our futures. We have a short window of time to take the urgent action necessary to limit average global temperature rise to a safer 1.5 °C. 

We want to make sure that decision makers hear citizens’ voices clearly: the climate crisis is real, it is happening now, and we have to act fast and make bold choices urgently.

If enough of us speak up, the right kind of change will follow.

Send a message to world leaders now.

Mission 1.5 and Peoples' Climate Vote

Mission 1.5

Can you keep the temperature rise below 1.5 ºC?

Mission 1.5 is a mobile game where players take on the role of government leaders, making decisions to try and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees or less.

They can also vote on the actions they want their government to take, across six different areas: protecting people, nature, energy, transport, farms and food, and the economy.

These findings became inspiration for the Peoples' Climate Vote - the single largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted.

The results were compiled and analysed by researchers at the University of Oxford, before being delivered to government leaders and climate policymakers, who were able to gain vital insights into global perceptions on climate action.

Since its launch in February 2020, Mission 1.5 has given over 6 million people around the world the chance to have their say on the best ways to limit climate change in their country.

You can learn more about the campaign at Mission 1.5 Learn, or play the game below.