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Denmark and Portugal's Climate Change Performance

The 2016 Climate Change Performance Index ranks Denmark as Best Performer

For the 5th time Denmark leads the Climate Change Performance Index ranking in 4th place (the first 3 positions remain unfilled).

According to the report made by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) "Effective climate protection policies for energy efficiency and the promotion of renewable energies have already been implemented, making Denmark a role model in terms of climate protection"

Read the report here


About the Climate Change Performance Index

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 protection. It also aims to highlight those countries with best-practice climate policies.

On the basis of standardised criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are, together, responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions.