The first Ecological Transformation Barometer

The first edition of the Ecological Transformation Barometer was conducted by Veolia in partnership with the research and consulting firm Elabe, using a sample covering more than half the world's population.

The Barometer takes in 25 countries on 5 continents covering a sample of more than half the human population. The countries were chosen for their demographic weight and their relevance: countries on the front line of the effects of climate change, but also countries that are pioneers in ecological policies.

The scope of this Barometer allows us to assess the global and local level of acceptability of existing ecological solutions and to discover the brakes and levers that accompany the implementation of these solutions. An informative study that will help us to advance the debate and better understand how to achieve ecological transformation.


67%of the world's population are convinced that the costs of the consequences of climate change and pollution will be greater than the investments needed for ecological transformation.

Inaction will cost more than action

60%of the world's population find it hard to imagine what daily life could be like if we achieve ecological transformation: 24% have no idea, 36% have some idea but find it very unclear. One of the causes? 56% think that there is little or no discussion about the solutions to be put in place.

The lack of a common future project

60%are convinced that we have the future in our hands. This large majority believes in collective action to reduce and invent: 55% think that we need to change the way we live: live more reasonably AND put in place the technologies to compensate and reduce the consequences of pollution and climate change.

The end of a world, but not the end of the world