Region has no high scorer in climate ranking


While Latin America as a region produces just 9% of world greenhouse gases, the performance of its top three emitters still leaves much to be desired, according to a recent report by Germanwatch, a nonprofit environment and development organization. The report, the 10th annual edition of the Climate Change Performance Index, was released with support from the non-governmental Climate Action Network Europe on Dec. 8 at the United Nations climate summit in Lima. It ranks the world’s 58 highest emitters in terms of overall emissions, energy efficiency, use of renewable energy and climate policies. Brazil and Argentina, Latin America’s first- and third-largest emitters, received relatively poor rankings of No. 49 and 48, respectively, while Mexico, the region’s second largest emitter, did far better... [Log in to read more]

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