40% of Dutch don't want to pay for climate measures

While the majority of Dutch are concerned about global warming, 40 percent of voters don't want to contribute any money to measures to decrease CO2 emissions, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond. On the other hand,  24 percent said they are willing to spend more than 50 euros per month on climate measures.

Especially voters for the right-wing populist parties PVV and FvD are against spending money on climate measures, with 83 percent of PVV voters and 75 percent of FvD voters saying they want to contribute little or nothing. GroenLinks, D66 and animal party PvdD voters are most willing to spend on measures to reduce emissions, with 54 percent, 43 percent and 38 percent respectively saying they're willing to spend 50 euros or more per month. 

63 percent of Dutch said they are worried about global warming, and 69 percent believe that global warming man-made issue. Two thirds are in favor of meeting the goals set in the new Climate Act - reducing CO2 emissions by 95 percent in 2050 compared to 1990, and 49 percent in 2030. Half of voters think that these figures should be a target, a third think they must be legally enforceable.