Small But Mighty: Climate Interactive Ranked 12th Best Climate Think Tank in the World

July 9, 2014 by Ellie Johnston

CI_logo_tag_whitebkgdClimate Interactive placed 12th among 210 climate change economics and policy think tanks around the world, and 4th best in the United States, according to the International Center for Climate Governance.

As a staff of only nine, we share this accolade with our partners, from funders to project collaborators. So many good, dedicated people have contributed to our successes. (If you are wondering if this means you, it probably does.)

We are honored to be listed among so many powerful and insightful organizations; the work of many of them has been important in shaping our own understanding, analysis and outreach here at Climate Interactive.

Learn more about the methodology for these rankings here. This particular ranking is standardized for “per capita” or “per researcher” productivity.

ICCG Climate Think Tank Rankings (top 100 of 210):

  1. Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
  2. Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
  3. Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  4. Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
  5. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  6. Worldwatch Institute
  7. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  8. Resources for the Future (RFF)
  9. Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  10. Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement
  11. Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)
  12. Climate Interactive
  13. The Climate Institute
  14. Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
  15. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  16. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  17. Global Climate Forum (GCF)
  18. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  19. Sandbag Climate Campaign
  20. Civic Exchange
  21. Sustainable Prosperity
  22. Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
  23. Wetlands International
  24. Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA)
  25. African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
  26. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  27. Council on Energy, Environement and Water (CEEW)
  28. CDC Climat
  29. Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
  30. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
  31. Conservation International
  32. National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
  33. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
  34. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  35. Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
  36. Global Footprint Network
  37. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  38. Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
  39. Global Climate Adaptation Partnership
  40. Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
  41. Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  42. Chatham House
  43. Environmental Defence Society (EDS)
  44. Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre (NZC)
  45. RAND Corporation
  46. Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
  47. Fung Global Institute
  48. Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)
  49. Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC)
  50. Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
  51. Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI)
  52. Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
  53. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  54. The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics
  55. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
  56. Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)
  57. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS)
  58. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  59. Global Canopy Programme (GCP)
  60. Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC)
  61. CliMates
  62. Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)
  63. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  64. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  65. Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
  66. Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
  67. Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP)
  68. The Climate Group (TCG)
  69. Global CCS Institute
  70. E3G Third Generation Environmentalism
  71. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  72. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  73. Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
  74. Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
  75. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  76. Ecologic Institute
  77. Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  78. Brookings Institution
  79. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  80. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  81. World Resources Institute (WRI)
  82. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
  83. Global Adaptation Institute
  84. Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD)
  85. Pembina Institute
  86. The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  87. Climate Strategies
  88. Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
  89. Centro Mario Molina
  90. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  91. Bellona Foundation
  92. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  93. Global Development Research Center (GDRC)
  94. Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  95. Global Climate Foundation
  96. The Planetworkshops
  97. Oeko Institut
  98. HELIO International
  99. Environment for Development (EfD)
  100. Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)