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June 25 2015

ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking 2014: the results



The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has published the results of its 2014 “Climate Think Tank Ranking” of the most cutting-edge institutions working in the field of climate change economics and policy.

 

ICCG is pleased to announce that the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA) is confirmed for the second year in a row as the top "climate think tank" according to the ICCG Climate Think Tank Standardized Ranking.

Second comes the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) based in Berlin, Germany. Third is Resources forthe Future (RFF) based in Washington, D.C., USA.

This ranking standardizes a think tank’s output (organized along three pillars: activities, publications, dissemination) with respect to the size of the think tank.

The top think tank in the non-standardized Absolute Ranking is The Nature Conservancy (TNC), whose headquarters are in Arlington, USA. Second comes the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), based in Leipzig, Germany. Third is the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), based in Laxenburg, Austria.

The third edition of ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking assessed 244 non-University affiliated think tanks specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, which figured in the Think Tank Map observatory as of February 2015.

The top think tank has been announced on June 25, 2015, by ICCG Director Carlo Carraro at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, Helsinki, Finland). The award ceremony will be held in Milan in Autumn 2015.

In contrast to other think tank rankings, the ICCG ranking is based on a solid quantitative methodology and solid analytical data. Think tanks were assessed on a set of 15 indicators structured in three main pillars: Activities, Publications and Dissemination.

As in the previous editions, two different rankings were built. The first was the Standardized Ranking, which measured the think tanks’ efficiency in per capita/researcher terms, while the Absolute Ranking measured the think tanks’ performance regardless of their efficiency and hence size.

The ICCG’s 2014 Climate Think Tank Award for the highest impact think tank working on climate change economics and policyis based on the standardized ranking. Ithas been granted for the second time in a row to the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC). See the results of both rankings at the links below:

Download the 2014 Standardized and Absolute Rankings

Download the 2014 full Methodological Report
 

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About the Think Tank Map

The Think Tank Map observatory is a project developed by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) directed by Professor Carlo Carraro. It was launched in 2011 as an instrument for providing a complete overview of active think tanks in the field of climate change economics and policy. The Think Tank Map is currently composed of 309 (independent and university affiliated) think tanks worldwide. The Think Tank Map is not only a showcase for every organization working on climate change economics and policy, but it is also a catalyst for new cooperation opportunities, allowing stakeholders, researchers, institutions, and the media to be informed on all relevant activities and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships.
 

About ICCG

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The  ICCG is now an internationally renowned center whose research activities focus on the design of climate policy and governance. Located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, right in front of Saint Mark's Square in Venice, and directed by Professor Carlo Carraro, ICCG works with economics and political sciences researchers who explore the interdependencies between economic, social, cultural, ethical, and political aspects of climate governance. ICCG’s mission is to disseminate science-based and socio-economic research in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers and the general public. It seeks to achieve this at the local, national and international level through interdisciplinary activities as well as producing climate and energy policy analyzes and defining optimal governance models to manage climate change.


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L’International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) pubblica l’edizione 2014 del “Climate Think Tank Ranking”, la classifica delle istituzioni più influenti nei campi dello studio dei cambiamenti climatici e delle politiche sul clima.

L'ICCG è lieto di annunciare che al primo posto nella classifica dei più influenti think tank sul clima del 2014 è, per la seconda volta consecutiva, il centro di ricerca americano Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), istituzione privata, non-profit, di Falmouth, Massachusetts (USA). 
Al secondo posto si trova il Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC - Berlino, Germania). Si classifica terzo Resources for the Future (RFF - Washington D.C., USA). 

I dati si riferiscono alla Classifica Standardizzata, che valuta l'efficienza dei think tank in termini pro-capite, considerando il numero dei ricercatori di ciascuna istituzione. 
Oltre alla Classifica Standardizzata, il team ICCG ha costruito una seconda classifica, la Classifica Assoluta, che considera invece la produttività dell’anno 2014 di ogni think tank in termini assoluti.

La Classifica Assoluta vede al primo posto The Nature Conservancy (TNC - Arlington, USA). Al secondo posto si trova l'Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ - Leipzig, Germania). Si classifica terzo l'International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA - Laxenburg, Austria).

La terza editione dell'ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking ha valutato 244 think tank non affiliati ad Università, specializzati nei campi dello studio dei cambiamenti climatici e delle politiche sul clima, tutti inclusi nell’osservatorio Think Tank Map (al febbraio 2015).

I risultati della nuova classifica sono stati annunciati il 25 giugno 2015 dal Direttore ICCG Carlo Carraro in occasione della 21° Conferenza Annuale dell'European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, Helsinki, Finlandia). La cerimonia di premiazione si terrà a Milano nell'autunno 2015.

Diversamente dalle altre classifiche di think tank, il ranking ICCG è stato costruito grazie ad una metodologia basata su solidi dati quantitativi e analitici.
I think tank sono stati valutati sulla base di 15 indicatori suddivisi in tre pilastri principali: Attività, Pubblicazioni e Divulgazione.

Il premio ICCG per il migliore think tank sul clima del 2014 viene assegnato in base alla Classifica Standardizzata e va, per il secondo anno consecutivo, al  Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC).

Guarda i risultati di entrambe le classifiche ai seguenti link: 

Scarica le Classifiche Standardizzata e Assoluta 2014

Scarica il Methodological Report 2014  

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Il Think Tank Map

L'osservatorio Think Tank Map è un progetto sviluppato dall'International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), diretto dal Professor Carlo Carraro. È stato lanciato nel 2011 per offrire una panoramica dei think tank attivi su scala mondiale nell’ambito dello studio dei cambiamenti climatici e delle politiche sul clima. Il Think Tank Map contiene oggi 309 think tank (indipendenti ed affiliati ad università)  da tutto il mondo. L’osservatorio non è solamente una vetrina per le organizzazioni che lavorano nell’ambito della governance dei cambiamenti climatici, ma anche uno strumento che favorisce la formazione di network tra stakeholder, ricercatori, istituzioni e media, creando nuove opportunità per interagire e costruire legami di cooperazione, per discutere e scambiare nuove idee.

L’ICCG

Fondato nel 2009, l'International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) è un'iniziativa congiunta della Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) e della Fondazione Giorgio Cini. L'ICCG è oggi un centro riconosciuto a livello internazionale sui cambiamenti climatici e sulle tematiche legate alla governance del clima.  L'ICCG si trova sull'Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore a Venezia, ed è diretto dal Professor Carlo Carraro. L’obiettivo di ICCG è di divulgare al pubblico e ai decisori politici, a livello locale, nazionale e internazionale, i risultati della ricerca scientifica e socio-economica svolta nei campi della mitigazione e dell’adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici, attraverso attività interdisciplinari, l’analisi di politiche climatiche ed energetiche e la definizione di modelli di governance ottimali per il controllo dei cambiamenti climatici.


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