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The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Hazard Scenarios and Tools Interagency Task Force, jointly convened by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the National Ocean Council (NOC), began its work in August 2015. The Task Force has focused...
This report presents an overview of progress in international action on climate change since August 2012, with a particular focus on China and the US.
1. The energy giants China and the United States are accelerating action.China...
This paper outlines the main features of this major US bill, which would create an emissions trading scheme and other clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives, and compares its main features with the Australian government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
Addressing climate change is...
Climate policy - an 'endangered species'?
In this year again, none of the countries ranked in the index achieved the positions one to three; despite the high attention the issue of climate change has reached prior to the climate change summit in Copenhagen....
Key developments: on the way to Paris, what has changed since Copenhagen?
This year, the Climate Change Performance Index shows a new “record” in global energy related CO2 emissions. Similar records have been reported almost every year since the Index was started ten...
About the CCPI
The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to put political and social pressure on those countries which have, up until now, failed to take ambitious action on climate...
Our world is characterized by fast moving geopolitical and natural changes and the scenarios drawn by climate change specialists are alarming: If we want to avoid dangerous climate change, and its ample consequences for creatures all over the world, it is necessary to take action...
This year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) shows some interesting and worrying results.
As in the years before, we still cannot reward any country with the rankings 1-3, as no country is doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change....
Post Copenhagen - where do we stand?
Last year’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen failed to produce an international binding agreement to lower global CO2 emissions. It is unclear what the two summits in Mexico (Cancún) and South Africa will deliver. Generally, the index...
Nobody on the winners' desk
The Climate Change Performance Index 2009 shows: Policy must get in gear for the two degrees limit.
Be they located top or bottom, the Climate Change Performance Index 2009, presented by Germanwatch and CAN-Europe, shows that not...