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How the Top 25 Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries Are Doing

This March 2018 Climate Scorecard Spotlight Report contains a News Brief & Action Alert specifically written for each of the 19 leading greenhouse gas emitting countries.

The rating system, as applied to activities in 19 leading greenhouse gas emitting countries covered in this Report, indicates that:

2 countries had a 4-star (Good Move) rating: Italy and the European Union
14 countries had a 3-star (Right Direction) rating: Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States
0 counties had a 2-star rating (Standing Still)
3 countries had a 1-star (Falling Behind) rating: Australia, Germany and India

CountrySpotlight IssueStatus
AustraliaThe Adani Carmichael Mega Coal MineFalling Behind
BrazilApproval of Brazilian Biofuel ProgramRight Direction
CanadaOrganization of An Expert Panel to Advise Federal Government on Climate Framework Issues Right Direction
ChinaAnnouncement of Emission Trading System (ETS)Right Direction
European UnionEuropean Parliament increases 2030 Energy GoalsMoving Forward
GermanyGermany 2020 Climate TargetsFalling Behind
IndiaFailure of Budget in Addressing Impacts of Climate Change on Farmers
Falling Behind
IndonesiaPeatland Restoration Agency ActivitiesRight Direction
IranGovernment Electricity Supply PlanRight Direction
ItalyAmbitious National Energy Strategy ApprovedMoving Forward
MexicoEvaluation of National Public Policies on Climate ChangeRight Direction
NigeriaNigeria Issues Climate Bonds/ Certified Sovereign Green Bonds Right Direction
RussiaFirst Russian Climate Forum, August 21-22, 2017Right Direction
South Korea8th Annual Government Electricity Supply PlanRight Direction
ThailandEnergy Reform PlanRight Direction
TurkeyImplementing National Energy Efficiency Action PlanRight Direction
United KingdomThe Clean Growth Strategy and the Carbon Emissions Reduction BillRight Direction
United StatesBipartisan, International Climate Action: California’s Cap and TradeRight Direction

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