The New Climate Institute, the Climate Action Network, and the German watch release 2020 Climate Change Performance Index. The report ranks 57 countries on their climate change policies and assesses their efforts related to emissions, energy use, and renewable energy.
The report ranks Portugal and Finland as the top-performing countries for climate change policy while Australia is at the end of the spectrum for having the worst performance. According to the report, the Morrison government has become ‘regressive force’ internationally.
Similarly, the critics find the United States to also regress under the leadership of President Trump, who took his country out of the Paris agreement. The Paris agreement, in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aims to fight global warming and other effects of greenhouse gas emissions. As of 2019, 196 countries plus the European Union have signed the Paris agreement.
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