June 29, 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey: Woods Hole Research Center is top “climate think tank” of 2013
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has published the results of its 2013 “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 its highest-rated think tank is the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), a private, non-profit environmental research organization based in Falmouth, Massachusetts (USA). Second comes the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) based in Bilbao (Spain), who was ranked first a year ago. Third is the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) based in Brussels.
This second edition of ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking has incorporated important methodological improvements enabling it to assess more than 200 think tanks specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, which figured in the 2013 Think Tank Map observatory as of December 10, 2013.
The top think tank was announced on June 29th by ICCG Director Carlo Carraro during the plenary session on “Challenges and Policies for a Low Carbon Future” of the Fifth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (Istanbul, Turkey, June 28 – July 2, 2014). The award ceremony will be held at ICCG headquarters on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, in October 2014. The Woods Hole Research Center will be awarded a valuable artistic Murano glass item crafted by a famous Murano Master.