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Global Spotlight Report #75: Emission Trading Systems: Lessons Learned
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Global Spotlight Report #75: Emission Trading Systems: Lessons Learned

Introduction For post 75 we asked our Country Managers to share their country’s experience developing and implementing emission trading systems (ETS). We asked them to describe the type of ETS system their country uses or is developing. Is it based on carbon pricing? What industries does it cover? What geographical areas/regions? Country Managers also were...

Global Spotlight Report #74: 2024 Climate Leadership Awards
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Global Spotlight Report #74: 2024 Climate Leadership Awards

Introduction In Post 74 we asked our Country Managers to nominate an official who has done the most to reduce emissions in their country’s government over the past year. We asked them to describe the climate accomplishments of this person and why they are so important to the reduction of emissions. In the case of...

Global Report #73: Implications of Country Elections for Climate Policy
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Global Report #73: Implications of Country Elections for Climate Policy

Introduction There are an unprecedented number of elections in countries worldwide scheduled for 2024. Globally, more voters than ever in history will head to the polls as at least 64 countries (plus the European Union)—representing a combined population of about 49% of the people in the world—are meant to hold national elections, the results of...

Global Report #72: Conflict Between Climate Mitigation and Development
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Global Report #72: Conflict Between Climate Mitigation and Development

Introduction For Post 72, Climate Scorecard Country Managers were asked to focus on the conflicts between climate mitigation and development policies and programs in their countries. In what ways do development objectives (i.e. the need for government to ensure the well-being of their citizens) limit policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? For example, the need...

Global Report #71: The Most Significant Impacts of Climate Policies in 2023
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Global Report #71: The Most Significant Impacts of Climate Policies in 2023

Introduction For Post 71 we asked our Country Managers to identify and describe the most significant impact(s) of climate policy and programs in their countries in 2023 covering the following points: Are these policies new or old, local, national or global? How were they organized? What organizations were involved (e.g. government, corporations, NGOs? International agencies?)...

Global Spotlight Report #70: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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Global Spotlight Report #70: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

Introduction For Post 70 we asked our Country Managers to identify and describe a local community in their country that supports best climate mitigation policies and practices. The communities should have  one or more of the following characteristics: (a) an ongoing effort to reduce emissions in important sectors including – energy, transportation, and waste management;...

Global Spotlight Report #69: COP 28 Increased Ambition Recommendations
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Global Spotlight Report #69: COP 28 Increased Ambition Recommendations

Introduction For Post 69 we asked our Country Managers to submit to the Head of their country’s COP 28 delegation a statement of goals to improve their country’s climate ambition. The goals are to specify what can be done to reduce country greenhouse gas emissions by 50% or more by 2030 and become carbon neutral...

Global Spotlight Report #68: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
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Global Spotlight Report #68: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Introduction For Post 68 we asked Climate Scorecard Country Managers to report on the status of their country’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and describe the organizations responsible for organizing its data. Countries signing the Paris Agreement and agreeing to be members of UNFCCC were asked to compile a regular inventory of their country’s greenhouse gas...

Global Spotlight Report #66: Climate’s Effects on Country Water Resources
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Global Spotlight Report #66: Climate’s Effects on Country Water Resources

Introduction For Report #66 Climate Scorecard invited our Country Managers to report on the ability of their country to adapt to the impact that climate change is having on its water resources. Country Managers provided reports that described changes in water use that have taken place over the last decade. Included in each Report is...

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