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Malaysia’s Dismal Ratings in 2007 Climate Change Performance Index


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Germanwatch and the Climate Action Network-Europe (CANE) have released their 2007 Climate Change Performance Index. Their press release describes the purpose and methodology of the index as follows:

Jan Burck and other Germanwatch experts developed the
CCPI methodology, which is meant to help increase
transparency in international climate policy. The Index
compares the climate protection efforts of 56
industrialised and rapidly industrialising countries,
that together make up more than 90% of global carbon
dioxide emissions. The CCPI was published for the first
time earlier in 2006, and an updated version with the
latest data and insights is being presented at the World
Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, its usage
for country ratings in financial markets was agreed with
German rating agency OEKOM Research in Munich.

The Climate Change Performance Index allows for a
thorough and reliable comparison between countries,
because it does not only look at emission volumes of a
given country, but analyses trends in emission and even
includes an assessment of the climate policies at both
domestic and international level respectively. The Index
is based on data sets from the International Energy
Agency (IEA) and a qualitative survey among national
experts who supplied detailed policy assessments.

The 10 best countries, according to the index, are:

1. Sweden
2. UK
3. Denmark
4. Malta
5. Germany
6. Argentina
7. Hungary
8. Brazil
9. India
10. Switzerland

The ten worst countries are:

47. Australia
48. South Korea
49. Iran
50. Thailand
51. Canada
52. Kazakhstan
53. USA
54. China
55. Malaysia

56. Saudi Arabia

See also: The Star Online

Monday, November 20, 2006 - Posted by | Commentary, News

2 Comments »

  1. […] 2nd last. If not for the Saudis, we would have been the worst CO2 emitter in the world, according to the latest Climate Change Performance Index! [Full Details HERE]. And thank God we have Azmi Khalid who, at least, did not blame our poor ratings on perception! Based on the Star’s report here, Azmi blamed it on state legislation and members of the public. […]

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