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Global Spotlight Report #29: The Greening of Industry Recovery Programs
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Global Spotlight Report #29: The Greening of Industry Recovery Programs

Introduction COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economies of most countries. Major industries, such as tourism, car manufacturers, and aviation have been affected. Governments have sought to stem this economic downturn by offering hard-hit industries economic recovery packages in the form of loans, credit guarantees, and employee protection programs. Unfortunately, in the haste to address...

Global Spotlight Report #26: Country Energy Sector Reform Efforts
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Global Spotlight Report #26: Country Energy Sector Reform Efforts

Introduction For Global Spotlight Report #26, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to describe the major energy sector reforms/changes that their countries had undertaken since 2015. Special attention was paid to changes in energy sources, the decrease or increase in fossil fuel sources of energy, the increase in renewables, and the use of nuclear power....

Global Spotlight Report #25: Carbon Pricing Mechanisms
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Global Spotlight Report #25: Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

Introduction Global Spotlight Report #25 provides information on the currently implemented or planned on carbon pricing mechanisms in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries. Such mechanisms include a carbon tax on energy consumers and/or producers, producer-focused emissions trading systems, voluntary carbon markets, and others. Many analysts believe that carbon pricing, especially a carbon tax, offers the...

Global Spotlight Report #24: Recent Significant Climate Change Events
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Global Spotlight Report #24: Recent Significant Climate Change Events

Introduction For Global Spotlight Report #24 we asked Climate Scorecard Country Managers to report on significant climate change events in their countries that occurred from October 2019 – January 2020. First and foremost on most lists were the disappointing results from UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties #25. Perhaps jinxed by the last minute move of...

Global Spotlight Report #23: Climate Change Education
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Global Spotlight Report #23: Climate Change Education

January 2020 In many countries, the effort to combat climate change is hampered by the lack of effective climate education programs. For Global Spotlight Report #23, we asked our Country Managers in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to describe and comment on the status of their country’s climate education programs.

Global Spotlight Report #22: National Climate Leaders of 2019
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Global Spotlight Report #22: National Climate Leaders of 2019

December 2019 Climate Scorecard is pleased to announce our first annual National Climate Leader Awards. These awards go to the men and women in leading greenhouse emitting countries who are making a difference in the climate policies of their countries and the world.

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