Half of Norwegians want higher taxes on products with a high climate footprint, new survey claims

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According to a new survey, almost half of Norwegians believe that products with a high climate footprint should be taxed.

“Norwegian consumers want to be part of the solution, not the problem,” the Consumer Council, which commissioned a survey on Norwegians’ attitudes to consumption and climate, states.

47% of respondents want taxes on climate-damaging products, while 60% want better labeling of products’ overall climate footprint. As many as 70% believe that the authorities must set stricter requirements for the durability of products and the possibility of repair.

“This indicates that consumers may be in favor of the least environmentally friendly goods and services becoming more expensive,” director Inger Lise Blyverket of the council stated.

According to the organization The Future in Our Hands, Norwegians’ consumption in 2017 resulted in emissions of 58.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. 42% of these emissions took place abroad.

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