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Guide to climate politics

Background - 6 November, 2009
Heads of States around the world must take action immediately to stop Climate Change. Greenpeace has reviewed and ranked the action they have taken. Find out who's walking the walk...


To develop this guide, Greenpeace has assessed the world leaders according to the following criteria:

  • Targets - do they support emission reduction targets strong enough to avoid catastrophic climate change?
  • Finance - are they prepared to ensure a climate deal has sufficient funding to be implemented?
  • Forests - are they prepared to end deforestation, and the emissions it causes?Legal Framework - do they support a legally binding deal?
  • Domestic Action - are they walking the talk at home?

What is this guide about?

Find out how we made this guide: download the criteria.

How did each head of State do? Download the detailed profiles.