National Climate Policies in International Comparison: The Climate Change Cooperation Index

Environmental Science and Policy 25: 196–206.

Posted: 5 Dec 2017 Last revised: 12 Dec 2017

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

Valid and reliable measurement of countries’ climate policy performance is important both for policy-making and analytical purposes. The authors contribute to this end by introducing a new dataset that offers such information for up to 172 countries for the time period 1996–2008. Their Climate Change Cooperation Index (C3-I) captures overall performance as well as performance in terms of political behavior (output) and emissions (outcome). The C3-I, thus, allows for a systematic global comparison of countries’ climate policies. The paper also compares the C3-I with its most relevant alternative, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) by Germanwatch.

Keywords: Climate change, Climate policy, Climate Change Cooperation Index, Climate Change Performance Index

Suggested Citation

Bernauer, Thomas and Boehmelt, Tobias, National Climate Policies in International Comparison: The Climate Change Cooperation Index (January 1, 2013). Environmental Science and Policy 25: 196–206.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3080290

Thomas Bernauer (Contact Author)

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Tobias Boehmelt

ETH Zürich ( email )

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