For the third year running, Denmark has once again topped an international report on global climate protection, released in Lima, Peru as part of the United Nations Climate Conference.
Denmark has the best climate policies in the world, according to the 2015 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). Denmark was the top-performing nation among the 58 countries that are responsible for 90 percent of global CO2 emissions.
The report, which is put together by the environmental organisations Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch, held Denmark up as an example of “how industrialised countries can not only promise, but also implement effective climate protection policies.”
The CCPI looks at countries’ emissions levels, renewable energy sectors, energy efficiency and national climate policies.
The rosy picture painted by the CCPI is in sharp contrast to a report from the World Wildlife Fund earlier this year that concluded that Denmark is among the world’s top four polluters, behind only oil-producing states Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
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