According to an online survey, 62 percent of Chinese and 63 percent of Indians agreed developing countries like China and India should cut carbon emission just as developed countries do.

Most Chinese, Indians back carbon cuts -survey
Updated: 2007-06-08 09:13

LONDON - Most Chinese and Indian people agree developed countries have the right to demand that emerging countries cut their carbon emissions, according to a survey by market research firm Global Market Insite.

Sixty-two percent of Chinese respondents and 63 percent of Indians said they agreed “it would be appropriate for developed countries to demand restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from developing countries, such as China and India.”

Eighteen percent of the 14,188 respondents polled in 14 countries for this year’s World Environment Review said US government policy was the biggest threat to the world’s climate.

This included 13 percent of US citizens and 23 percent of people from European G8 member countries France, Germany, Italy and Britain.

Only 14 percent of those asked said they thought lack of action by developing countries to reduce their emissions was the biggest threat to the world’s climate.

And less than 12 percent of Chinese and Indians surveyed said US policy was the biggest threat to the environment.

Read the full report.