Climate protection index: Morocco front, Germany crashes

Germany’s stand in the climate change performance Index from germanwatch, a CAN Europe and the New Climate Institute once far to the front, but this year it can only rank 27, behind many other European countries, such as Romania or Slovakia.

Behind Romania and Slovakia

Germany is in the climate protection Index in 2019, behind Romania, India and Slovakia. The best ranking Sweden, followed by Morocco and Lithuania.

In hot, dry Iran, climate warming, catastrophic will be the consequences of grazing and Agriculture make it in many cases impossible. Nevertheless, he is one of the countries, the least-action against climate change. (Image: Alexandre Rotenberg/

No Gold, silver or Bronze

The first, second, or third place in the climate protection Index could reach no Land. Sweden takes rank 4. The worst cut of Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Who is evaluated?

Be evaluated 56 single States and the EU, which together account for more than 90 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

What is the reason for the poor performance?

According to the initiators of the climate Index for Germany is so far behind, because it is still one of the largest consumers of brown coal. Would change this would be Germany in the Index.

What is a rating?

Assessment criteria progress in Saving of CO2, and a total of 14 indicators, such as greenhouse gases, renewable energies, energy or climate policy.

EU is still good

The EU as a whole, comes in 16th place and, thus, is still in the good range. Less good was the point of greenhouse gases, the climate change policy is assessed in the EU.

China is improving

China is the country with the largest population in the world and produces the most greenhouse gas emissions. It is not climbed but from space 41 to space 33, as this rose from 2014 to 2016. This would be 2017/2018 of the case, slide to China again next time down.

USA the very back

On the penultimate place in the emissions of the USA. The authors suggest that cities and individual States are pursuing to reach an ambitious climate policy.

What is the purpose of the climate protection Index

Just recently a study showed the effects of climate change more dramatic than previously thought. The Index should lead to transparency in international climate policy, in order to increase the pressure of the civil society in the countries that show no effort, although there is already a spread of infectious diseases as a result of climate warming. Today, health problems are increasingly a result of climate change, and with the Index countries as role models should be visible to him.

What are the criteria?

To 80 percent of the emissions trend and emissions level. To 20 percent of it to the analysis of 350 respondents and the experts on climate policy in the specific countries. For more Information you can find here. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)