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ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking 2014: the results

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ICCG is pleased to announce that the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA) is confirmed for the second year in a row as the top “climate think tank” according to the ICCG Climate Think Tank Standardized Ranking.
Second comes the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) based in Berlin, Germany. Third is Resources for the Future (RFF) based in Washington DC, USA. This ranking standardizes a think tank’s output (organized along three pillars: activities, publications, dissemination) with respect to the size of the think tank.

The top think tank in the non-standardized Absolute Ranking is The Nature Conservancy (TNC), whose headquarters are in Arlington, USA. Second comes the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research(UFZ), based in Leipzig, Germany. Third is the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), based in Laxenburg, Austria.

The third edition of ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking assessed 244 non-University affiliated think tanks specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, which figured in the Think Tank Map observatory as of February 2015.

The top think tank has been announced on June 25th, 2015, by ICCG Director Carlo Carraro at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, Helsinki, Finland). The award ceremony will be held in Milan in Autumn 2015.

In contrast to other think tank rankings, the ICCG ranking is based on a solid quantitative methodology and solid 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 was the Standardized Ranking, which measured the think tanks’ efficiency in per capita/researcher terms, while the Absolute Ranking measured the think tanks’ performance regardless of their efficiency and hence size.

The ICCG’s 2014 Climate Think Tank Award for the highest impact think tank working on climate change economics and policy is based on the standardized ranking. It has been granted for the second time in a row to the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC). See the results of both rankings at the links below:
Download the 2014 Standardized and Absolute Rankings
Download the 2014 full Methodological Report 

For further informationranking@thinktankmap.org / +39.(0)41 2700459.

About the Think Tank Map

The Think Tank Map observatory is a project developed by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) directed by Professor Carlo Carraro. It was launched in 2011 as an instrument for providing a complete overview of active think tanks in the field of climate change economics and policy. The Think Tank Map is currently composed of 309 (independent and university affiliated) think tanks worldwide. The Think Tank Map is not only a showcase for every organization working on climate change economics and policy, but it is also a catalyst for new cooperation opportunities, allowing stakeholders, researchers, institutions, and the media to be informed on all relevant activities and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships.

About the ICCG

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The ICCG is now an internationally renowned center whose research activities focus on the design of climate policy and governance. Located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, right in front of Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, and directed by Professor Carlo Carraro, ICCG works with economics and political sciences researchers who explore the interdependencies between economic, social, cultural, ethical, and political aspects of climate governance. ICCG’s mission is to disseminate science-based and socio-economic research in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers and the general public. It seeks to achieve this at the local, national and international level through interdisciplinary activities as well as producing climate and energy policy analyzes and defining optimal governance models to manage climate change.
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Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, 8
30124, Venice, Italy
Email: info@thinktankmap.org
Phone: +39 041 2700411
Fax: +39 041 2700413

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