START Named a “Top Climate Think Tank”

The 2015 edition of the “Climate Think Tank Ranking” was recently announced on June 23th 2016 by Carlo Carraro, Director of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, Helsinki, Finland).

These rankings show the best 100 independent think tanks (not affiliated with academic institutions, political parties or interest groups) among the 240 mapped in the ICCG Think Tank Map.  START International, Inc. was ranked in the top quartile at #22.

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 11.42.36 AMThe ranking is compiled on the basis of a series of indicators that assess the activities carried out by a think tank, including its scientific output, verified through the number and quality of articles it has published in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings and books, its degree of activity in organizing conferences and seminars and in participating in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and its degree of dissemination  through participation in carefully selected international conferences on climate and energy, its web performance and use of social networks.

All of us at START are pleased to appear in such illustrious company on this list, including many of our partners and colleagues.  We look forward to continuing our work empowering developing countries’ informed action on global environmental change.

For the full list of rankings and methodologies used, please visit the ICCG think tank webpage at: