Blogpost | 03 May 2023

Which European Countries are the Worst Climate Polluters, and Why?

Rauchende Schornsteine in der Abenddämmerung

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Year after year, the CCPI finds economically developed countries from the Global North, including many EU countries, contributed disproportionally to global warming. Factors such as high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, lagging climate policy, and high energy use are responsible for a low rank in the CCPI. However, which are the worst polluters, and why?

The CCPI can identify them in several easy-to-understand ways. It shows their poor climate performance and opportunities for them to improve on it and take effective climate action.


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Policy Advisor – Low-Carbon Strategies & Energy

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Senior Advisor – Low-Carbon Strategies & Energy, Project Lead Climate Indices