July 9, 2009

Top G8 emissioners

As the G8 summit heats up in Italy, the WWF in partnership with German financial firm Allianz put out their G8 climate scorecard which ranks G8 countries based on how they addressed climate change issues.

The report showed Germany, followed by the UK and France, as performing better than the rest of the rich nations’ group. Italy and Japan are in a lower medium ranked group. Canada, the USA and Russia are lagging behind, said WWF, despite the USA moving up one rank.

The G8 Climate Scorecards 2009 measure countries’ performance and trends in areas such as development of greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, the distance to their Kyoto-targets, their share of renewable energies and the efficiency of their climate policies.

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