The climate competitiveness index 2010: national progress in the low carbon economy technical report
The latest UNEP assessment of how 95 countries are progressing towards low carbon economy. Says that despite uncertainty around climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low carbon growth strategies in first quarter of 2010.
This paper presents a range of indicators assembled to measure how countries are progressing to the low carbon economy. The indicators have been selected for their bearing on national competitiveness strategies. The Climate Competitiveness Index combines two subindexes measuring climate accountability and climate performance in 95 nations. The Climate Accountability Index uses new data to assess leadership, policies, commitments and communication of key government institutions such as the Ministries of Finance and Energy, business institutions such as national chambers of commerce, investment promotion agencies and stock exchanges, and consumer bodies. The Climate Performance Index combines equally weighted sub-themes to analyse incentives and price signals, awareness and risk management, access to clean electricity and intensity emissions trends. The results show a mild positive correlation between accountability and performance in 95 countries.