Wearing the laurels is Sweden, where, for example, an astounding one quarter of all energy is generated from renewable sources. The worst of the worst is Saudi Arabia, whose energy policies deliberately oppose efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are the top ten climate change heroes:
1. SwedenAnd, here are ten worst climate change offenders:
2. United Kingdom
47. AustraliaInterestingly, poor, but rapidly developing Brazil and India are both among the most virtuous on the list, while rich, but complacent Canada, Australia, and the United States share the basement. Perhaps the latter should learn some lessons from their former colonial master, Britain, whose climate change virtues are exceeded only by the Swedes. Germanwatch has noted that the United States could rise 30 places in the rankings by adopting British climate change policies.
48. South Korea
56. Saudi Arabia