A rank established on solid quantitative and analytical data developed by the ICCG. A classification of the most cutting-edge institutions working in the field of climate change economics and policy which which involved 240 think tanks figuring in the Think Tank Map observatory.
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) announces the publication of its 2015 “Climate Think Tank Ranking”, the authoritative and worldwide known assessment of the most cutting-edge institutions working in the field of climate change economics and policy.
This fourth edition of ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking assesses 240 non-University affiliated think tanks, specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, figuring in the Think Tank Map observatory.
In contrast to other think tank rankings, the ICCG ranking is based on a solid quantitative methodology and analytical data. Think tanks were assessed on a set of 15 indicators structured in three main pillars: Activities, Publications and Dissemination.
As in the previous editions, two different rankings were built. The first is the Standardized Ranking, which measures the think tanks’ efficiency in per capita/researcher terms, while the Absolute Ranking measures the think tanks’ performance regardless of their size.
The ICCG’s 2015 Climate Think Tank Award for the highest impact think tank working on climate change economics and policy is based on the standardized ranking.
The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA) is confirmed for the third year in a row as the top “climate think tank”, according to the ICCG Climate Think Tank Standardized Ranking. Second comes the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), based in Cambridge, MA, USA. Third is the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), based in Berlin, Germany.
The top think tank in the non-standardized Absolute Ranking is the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), whose headquarters are in Leipzig, Germany. Second comes The Nature Conservancy (TNC), based in Arlington, VA, USA. Third, for the third year in a row, is the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), based in Laxenburg, Austria.
The ranking features the CMCC Foundation as one of the most important organizations; more in detail, the CMCC is ranked 11th in the Absolute Ranking and 31th in the Standardized Ranking.
This result represents an important recognition of CMCC’s work in Italy and at the international level.