Attitudes towards climate change and energy sources in oil exporters

Date
2021-11
Authors
Contu, Davide
Kaya, Ozgur
Kaya, Ilker
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Abstract
Switching to energy mixes that use more non-fossil fuels is critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change. Climate change poses a major challenge to oil exporting Gulf countries, like the rest of the world, but research on human views on energy and climate change is limited. We aim to fill this gap by focusing on the UAE, a nation with a peculiar demographic composition that includes an overwhelming proportion of expatriates and transitions towards green and nuclear resources. We examine whether transiency of residence and life satisfaction play a role in influencing perceptions about climate change and energy sources. We also analyze how expatriates' opinions differ from UAE citizens who have significantly higher income and welfare benefits. © 2021 The Authors
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This article is licensed under Creative Commons License and full text is openly accessible in CUD Digital Repository. The version of the scholarly record of this article is published in Energy Strategy Reviews (2021), accessible online through this link https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esr.2021.100732
Keywords
Climate change, Energy preference, Expatriate, Life satisfaction, Public perception, Transient residency
Citation
Contu, D., Kaya, O., & Kaya, I. (2021). Attitudes towards climate change and energy sources in oil exporters. Energy Strategy Reviews, 38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esr.2021.100732