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84% of Tunisians say climate change already affecting their everyday life (EIB Climate Survey)-

December 21, 2022

(TAP) - 84% of Tunisians say climate change is already affecting their everyday life, reads the European Investment Bank (EIB) 2022 Climate Survey published Tuesday.

The survey results confirm that climate change has had a negative impact on the livelihoods of Tunisians, with 52% saying their income has been affected.

A total of 43% of Tunisians (vs. 57% of respondents in Africa as a whole) state that they or somebody they know have already taken action to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Some of these initiatives include investing in water-saving technologies to reduce the impact of drought and in clearing drains to cope with flooding.

'When asked to which energy source their country should direct investment to combat climate change, 83% of Tunisians (vs. 76% if respondents in Africa as a whole) said that renewable energies should be prioritised, far ahead of fossil fuels (7%),' the report added.

More than 6.000 respondents — including 500 Tunisians — aged 15 and over from ten African countries participated in the survey between August 1 and 25, 2022, with a representative panel for each of the countries polled.

The EIB has provided over €2.1 billion in financing to Tunisia since 2011 to support inclusive and sustainable growth in both the public and private sectors.

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