Karmen Erjavec – University of Novo mesto, Na Loko 2, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia
Climate change concerns
Climate change in the form of extreme weather events is becoming more frequent and severe, and populations across Europe are more affected by droughts and floods. All this affects workers’ perceptions of climate change and how they assess its impact on the competitiveness of the companies they work for. A survey of Slovenian workers (N = 212) examined the associations between reported concerns about climate changes concern and perceptions of its impact on business competitiveness. In regression analyses, exposure was associated with greater concern about climate change and negative perceptions of business competitiveness. Our study suggests that workers’ awareness of climate-related exposures in their local environment, along with personal exposures, is associated with increased concern about climate change and its negative impact on business competitiveness. As sustainable competitiveness needs well-informed workers, our findings suggest that policies aimed at raising awareness of climate concerns and their impact on business awareness should take into account workers’ perceptions.
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